20th Sep, 2018

Warwick Hospital nurse shortlisted for national award

Laura Kearns 14th Sep, 2018

A ‘COMPASSIONATE’ Warwick Hospital nurse has been shortlisted for a national bowel cancer award.

Tracey Becker is a finalist for cancer charity Bowel Cancer UK’s national colorectal nurse award.

She has been working for South Warwickshire Foundation Trust – which runs Warwick Hospital – for the past 18 years, and was nominated by patients who said she delivered ‘outstanding’ care.

Tracey said: “I was surprised and delighted to be nominated for this award, just for doing my job. Being a colorectal nurse is challenging – every day, every patient and every situation is different. Overall, it’s very rewarding, knowing that in some small way you have helped somebody.

“This job has also led me to becoming involved with our local bowel cancer support group, the ABC Club, where we are able to support patients outside of the clinical environment.

I feel fortunate to be a part of a team who are able to support patients at one of the most difficult times of their lives. I couldn’t do this job without my amazing colleagues who are there beside me every step of the way and equally deserve recognition.”

The charity says patients were impressed by the work done by Tracey.

Director of services Lauren Wiggins said: “Patients went to great length to explain how she shows exceptional compassion, support and professionalism. With nurses like Tracey we can continue to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”

She will find out on Monday (September 17) whether she has won the award.

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