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Dedicated nurse receives community hero award

Published 29/04/2013

Nurse Abi Davidson, from West Hallam, has received a Community Hero award from the Ripley & Heanor News.

Each year Ripley & Heanor News asks their readers to nominate people they think deserve this special award for going that extra mile for others.

Abi, who is a stoma nurse specialist at the Royal Derby Hospital, plays an important role when people have surgery that requires the use of a stoma. A stoma is a pouch which is connected to the bowel or intestine and collects waste, either faeces or urine. Not only is she at the patient’s side every step of the way answering questions but she prepares the patient emotionally.

Carol Waldron from Ripley nominated Abi for the award and, said: “Abi is always willing to go that extra mile and is very kind and caring and is a real lifeline to me. When you are frightened she boosts your morale. She is always so nice and makes you feel great. Nothing is too much trouble.”

Abi said: “I was very shocked to get the award, but I feel very proud and humbled. I accepted this award on behalf of all my colleagues as we are a very small team who cover all over Derbyshire.”


For further information, please contact:

Liz Smith

Communications Officer

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Email: liz.smith21@nhs.net   

Tel: 01332 785778

Last Modified 29/04/2013