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Tandragee nurse Elizabeth a real ‘star’ as she wins award for ‘compassionate’ care

'This award is a testament to Elizabeth’s hard work, commitment and dedication'

A Tandragee nurse has been awarded a Cavell Star in recognition of her work in caring for older people.

Elizabeth Henderson works in Ward 2 South Medical in Craigavon Area Hospital.

The Cavell Star Awards celebrate the dedication of nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants and recognise the care they have provided to colleagues, patients or patients’ families.

“I am incredibly honoured and thrilled to have received the Cavell Star Award,” said Elizabeth.

“The team I work with at Craigavon Area Hospital are fantastic and it’s with their amazing support that I am able to carry out my role to the best of my ability.”

Patricia Loughan, head of service for acute elderly geriatric and stroke rehab with the Southern Trust, said: “We are all extremely proud of Elizabeth’s award and it is a real pleasure to be able to congratulate her on this well-deserved win.

“This award is a testament to Elizabeth’s hard work, commitment and dedication to her role in continuing to provide safe and compassionate care for our older patients during the pandemic.”

Charlotte-Anne Wells, assistant director for medicine in acute services, added: “It is a wonderful achievement that Elizabeth has been awarded a Cavell Star.

“This reflects the high standards of our staff across our acute wards and how we strive to ensure all our patients are at the centre of our care.”

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