A Fylde coast nurse has won a coveted national award after being nominated by her colleagues at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Sister Lorna Heath, who works on Ward 11 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by fellow ward Sister, Lisa Asher, in recognition of her commitment to the profession over the last 30 years.
Cavell Star Awards, run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, are given to nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to their patients, colleagues and patients’ families. Many people are nominated but there are few selected winners.
Lisa said: “Lorna is amazing. She is so supportive of her colleagues and acts as a real mentor for the overseas nurses who come to Blackpool. She is a really caring and compassionate person who we all love.”
Lorna received a medal, certificate and badge for winning the award.
She said: “This was a huge surprise and I’m overwhelmed.
“It is the first thing I have received in 30 years of nursing and is really special.
“It is so nice to be recognised by your colleagues and it means a lot to me.’’