A leading cancer nurse at North Cumbria University Hospitals has won a national award in recognition for her outstanding contribution to cancer nursing.
Consultant Cancer Nurse Helen Roe was awarded the 'UK Oncology Nursing Society's President's Award', an award only given out bi-annually.
"In my opinion, Helen has made an outstanding contribution to cancer nursing. I have worked with her closely over the past few years. Her knowledge, passion and professionalism is a rare thing to find in nursing today. I commend her commitment to cancer nursing and have found her to be a great support to me in my role whilst I was the UKONS President.
"I hope this award gives Helen some recognition for her contribution to the cancer nursing world. It is awarded to her from peers, which is the greatest recognition and accolade a cancer nurse can receive."
The prestigious award acknowledges the work Helen has done throughout her nursing career, and in particular, since she became one of the UK's first Consultant Cancer Nurses 11 years ago.
Judges highlighted specific attributes in choosing Helen for the award, including her work on online learning modules, her involvement in the development and publishing of position statements, and her various publications on cancer nursing.
"The award was totally out of the blue, I had no idea whatsoever. I really wasn't expecting it."
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Thousands of EU workers are employed by the region's tourism businesses - will Brexit be a good, or bad, thing for them... and the industry.
Kathleen Holme, 67, passed away after the blaze at her home on 26 March.