Honour for Thornbury nurse Ruth

June 30 2021
Honour for Thornbury nurse Ruth

A NURSE from Thornbury has been honoured for her work helping cancer patients.

Ruth Hendy, lead cancer nurse for the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to people living with and affected by cancer.

Announcing the award, a trust spokesperson said: "In her role as lead cancer nurse, Ruth has been instrumental in leading the development, implementation and securing the long term sustainability of these services for our cancer patients.

"This includes initiatives such as the recent establishment of cancer ‘Personalised Care and Support’ services, including health and well-being events and holistic needs assessments for people with cancer, which help people to maximise their health and well-being and provide holistic care and support for people living with and beyond their cancer diagnosis, alongside their clinical care."

Ruth said: "I feel so humbled to have been acknowledged in this way.

"I’ve worked with so many wonderful, dedicated and enthusiastic people, in cancer services, over 34 years at the Trust.

"I really feel this award should be seen as recognition of all we have achieved together, for people affected by cancer in Bristol and across the region.

"We’re not done yet though – there is still more to do.”