Fylde coast nurses win Cavell Star Awards

Nikki Roberts, Leanne Macefield, Elaine Aldous, Rachael Bailey, Kerryann Eva and Victoria Drake

Two nurses from the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have received a prestigious national award.

Kerryann Eva and Nikki Roberts were both presented with the Cavell Trust awards in recognition of the excellent work they do for patients and colleagues.

They were nominated by colleague Elaine Aldous who thanked the pair for their “outstanding” contribution.

Elaine said: “Kerryann has helped me immensely since I began my nursing career. I can ask her anything at any time and she always helps and encourages me.

“Nikki has also helped me a lot as well and is an amazing nurse. There was one particular incident that she handled amazingly well and I learned so much from her as well.

“They are both inspirational nurses and they fully deserve this award.”

Ward manager, Rachel Bailey, praised the pair. She said: “It is wonderful to see nurses from the unit honoured in such a way.

“We have a lot of wonderful staff on the unit who provide amazing care day in day out and it is great to see their work recognised in such a fantastic way.”

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.

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