St Luke’s Hospice nurse nominated for top award

Virginia and Day Hospice Liver project Team

St. Luke’s Hospice is thrilled to be announcing that Advanced Nurse Practitioner Virginia Campbell has won second place in the prestigious British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Liver Nurse of the Year award.

The BJN Awards are aimed at showcasing nursing excellence and the critical contribution nursing makes to healthcare by recognising and celebrating the individuals who inspire and drive the nursing profession – going above and beyond in delivering care.

The presentation event was set in the historical backdrop of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, at a glittering ceremony, compared by Paul Sinha (ex GP, Comedian and Chaser from ITV’s the Chase).

Liver Award

Virginia, who has been working at St. Luke’s Hospice in their Day Hospice since 2013, said ‘’I am delighted to have achieved this award as it shines a national spotlight on the ‘Shared Care Liver Project’ which is an excellent model of joint working between the Hospice and the Liver Team at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust and the difference this made for people living with Advanced Liver Disease and their carer’s. Although awarded to me personally I could not have achieved this recognition without the support of a wonderful team and the Hospice as well as project colleagues at Basildon University Hospital Trust. I feel privileged to be working for such an inspiring organisation and to be surrounded by professional supportive people’’’

Sharon Quinn, Assistant Director of Care & Clinical Development at the Hospice was with Virginia at the Award ceremony and said ‘’ We are extremely proud of Virginia and the team for receiving this accolade in recognition of such a great project which really embraces our aim to provide high quality Hospice and palliative care for everyone who may need it in our community’’. 

St. Luke’s Hospice was the only Hospice represented out of 51 finalists.

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