Spire South Bank's own shines with prestigious nurse nomination

27 September 2023

Spire South Bank Hospital is thrilled to announce the nomination of one of our outstanding Endoscopy Sisters, Liz Bourne, for the distinguished Gary Logue Colorectal Cancer Nurse Award, presented by Bowel Cancer UK.

Speaking on the annual awards, Catherine Winsor, Director of Services and Support at Bowel Cancer UK said, “Every year, we receive nominations from health professionals, patients, and their families, recognising the dedication and excellence in colorectal cancer nursing. Now in its ninth year, the awards are a testament to Gary Logue's legacy. As a specialist nurse advisor with Bowel Cancer UK, Gary's contributions were invaluable until his passing in 2014.”

Liz Bourne's nomination originates from a heartfelt commendation by one of her current patients, noting, “Throughout my bowel cancer journey, Liz has been a pillar of support, not only for me but, significantly, for my wife. She has been instrumental in providing timely comfort, answering questions, and maintaining regular communication, ensuring our concerns were always addressed.”

Liz at Spire South Bank Hospital's endoscopy unit

Dawn Pickrell, Hospital Director at Spire South Bank Hospital, expressed her pride, stating, “It is truly an honour to have Liz, one of our excellent nurses, nominated for this significant award. It underscores the immense dedication and passion our nurses exhibit daily.”

The Gary Logue Award shines a spotlight on colorectal cancer nurses in secondary care facilities, championing their relentless commitment and service.

Catherine Winsor further added, “We wholeheartedly second Michael’s sentiments and extend our gratitude to Liz for the exceptional care she consistently provides to her patients and their families.”

For Spire South Bank Hospital, this nomination is not just a nod to Liz's exceptional service, but it also recognises the relentless efforts of our endoscopy team in delivering unparalleled patient care day in and day out.

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