Posted on Friday 20 March 2015
Liz Browse, shortlisted for Nurse of the Year Award
Liz Browse, who is based in the gastrointestinal (GI) colorectal cancer nursing team at St Thomas’ hospital, has been shortlisted for the Bank Nurse Award in the prestigious Nursing Standard Nurse Awards.
The Nurse Awards is an annual ceremony that highlights and celebrates excellence in nursing. There are around 700 nurses nominated each year for 15 awards in total and Liz Browse is now one of two to be shortlisted for the Bank Nurse Award.
With more than 40 years service at the frontline treating patients, Liz worked as a sister specialising in colorectal surgery. She had a short break when she retired in 2010 but quickly realised she missed the patients and their families, as well as her colleagues and the challenges of hospital life.
She says: “I was very surprised to be nominated but delighted the work of the colorectal nursing teams is being recognised.”
Liz was nominated for the award by Fiona Hibberts, a consultant nurse who has worked with her at Guy’s and St Thomas’ during her varied career.
Fiona says: “Liz is a fantastic member of the specialist nursing team and I nominated her for her contribution during the last two years. She has demonstrated her flexibility and commitment to learn new skills in new environments and challenging situations. I’m delighted she has been shortlisted, and it’s a credit to her and the team as a whole.”
Karen Proctor, Director of Nursing for Adult Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, adds: “It is a fantastic achievement for Liz to be nominated and we are exceptionally proud of her. She has dedicated herself to nursing for many years and we are delighted that her commitment to nursing has been recognised.
"Over the years Liz has demonstrated clinical excellence and innovation and has always put her patients ahead of her career. We wish Liz the best of luck at the event and are right behind her."