Rebecca is a Star nurse

A caring Blackpool Victoria Hospital nurse has been awarded “star status’’ after winning a coveted national award.

Sister Rebecca Ashford, who works in the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by fellow Sister, Tara Hassett, in recognition of her commitment to patients and colleagues.

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.

Tara said: “Rebecca really is a star. She is so supportive of her colleagues and acts as a real mentor for everyone in the department.

“She is a really caring and compassionate person who has made a real difference to the department and we would be lost without her.”

Rebecca received a medal, certificate and badge for winning the award.

She said: “I have been at the Trust for 15 and love my job.

“I love working with patients and really enjoy helping develop staff in the Emergency Department so they can deliver the best care possible for partients.

“It was a lovely surprise to get the award and I’m really grateful to Tara for nominating me.’’

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