The Gary Logue Colorectal Nurse Award Winners
Tuesday 18 September 2018
We’re excited to reveal the winners of the fourth annual Gary Logue Colorectal Nurse Award.
The award marks the achievements of colorectal nurses who make a huge difference to both the lives of their patients and their colleagues across the UK.
The winner for the award for a nurse nominated by their colleagues is Alison Stewart from Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. The judges were particularly impressed by her excellent communication skills, team leadership and support for both her peers and bowel cancer patients.
The runners up are: Lindsay Richards from Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Wales, and Sue Kennedy from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
We announced joint winners for the award for a nurse nominated by patients, who are: Eleanor Rae from Wishaw General Hospital, Scotland, and Angela Wheeler from Barnet Hospital (Royal Free), London. The judges were overwhelmed by their outstanding care for those with bowel cancer and their families.
The runners up are: Tracey Becker from South Warwickshire Hospital, and Yvonne Melrose from Queen’s Hospital, Essex.
We awarded distinctions to nurses that received excellent nominations by fellow nurses and patients:
- Angela Bates, from Royal Surrey County Hospital
- Jackie Hayward, from East and North Herts NHS Trust
- Hazel Steel, from Crosswell Hospital
- Sarah Back, from Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
- Angela Ingram, from Dorset County Hospital
- Marie Francoise Lawson, from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
A special thank you goes to Charlene White, ITN newsreader and patron of the charity, for presenting these special awards.
Lauren Wiggins, Director of Services at Bowel Cancer UK, says: “The nominations from their patients and colleagues show how much all these nurses deserve this special recognition and we’re very excited to be able to present them with this award. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. With these fantastic nurses we can continue to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by the disease.”
The award was set up in memory of Gary Logue, a nurse who worked for the charity, who passed away in 2014.
L-R: Claire Taylor, Chair of the NCCNN, Alison Stewart, Charlene White
With these fantastic nurses we can continue to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by the disease
L-R: Claire Taylor, Chair of the NCCNN, Eleanor Rae, Angela Wheeler, Charlene White
Photography by Brendan Foster