Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist Rebekah receives her Cavell Star Award from Donald Steel, patient and former nurse.
Donald nominated Rebekah for going above and beyond for her patients,
"I was recently in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for major abdominal surgery. I met Rebekah before surgery for a fantastic pre-surgery class and then immediately after surgery and even after discharge. She embodies all of the qualities and professionalism that I believe are timeless to nursing. She is caring, and compassionate and yet has the ability to encourage and challenge you to do the things you need to do, but don't want to do, after the surgery.
"Sometimes I have felt that modern nursing does not reflect the values and standards that I learned when I trained 40 years ago. Rebekah proved me wrong. I believe she is an outstanding practitioner who works tirelessly in a genre she loves. She has worked her way up to this role and the public is very lucky to have her outstanding skills, expertise and humanity."