Recognition for nurse Julie’s work

A Blyth nurse has won a national award for her work with the terminally ill.

Marie Curie Nurse Julie Harper has been recognised for her work at Marie Curie’s annual Peacock Awards.

Julie, from Blyth, works as an advanced nurse practitioner in the Marie Curie Hospice Newcastle day unit.

She has been presented with the Chief Executive’s Award and was praised for her excellent contribution to leadership in day services.

The nation-wide awards, now in their second year, give the organisation a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent care and innovation demonstrated by their clinical staff across the charity.

Julie said: “I was absolutely surprised and honoured when I heard I had been put forward and ultimately was chosen as a winner of the Chief Executive’s Award.

“Although this was an individual award I would never have been successful without the fantastic team that I work alongside.”

Dee Sissons, director of nursing at Marie Curie, said: “It’s an absolute honour to be able to reward our clinical staff in this way, their dedication is commendable.

“Julie is a worthy winner of the Chief Executive’s Award, the innovation, support and leadership she has shown within the day services unit at our hospice in Newcastle has made a real difference to the patients using the service.”