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Sun awards shine spotlight on nurse Cherie

To celebrate International Nurses Day in May, we shared the truly inspirational story of international nursing overseas by Cherie Trew, Team Lead and Matron for our Bexley Rapid Response Services.

In her own words, Cherie shared her experience of being deployed to Southern Turkey following the devastating earthquakes. As a member of frontline medical aid charity UK-MED and UKEMT, the country’s emergency medical team, Cherie is always ready at a moment’s notice to respond to a humanitarian crisis overseas.

If you missed it, you can read her story here: Inspirational mission work by Oxleas nurse Cherie | Oxleas NHS | Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

We’re really excited to share with you that Cherie’s work has caught the attention of the Sun newspaper’s Who Cares Wins Awards where she has been nominated and shortlisted in the Nurse of the Year category.

Behind the scenes a few weeks ago, Cherie was filmed and photographed for the awards at Pinewood House, and a teaser of her story and nomination has been showcased by the Sun online today.

You can read all about it here: The amazing nurses that go a step further for patients up for Sun's Who Cares Wins award | The Sun

Cherie will be attending the celebration night this weekend when winners will be announced. You can find out how Cherie does when the celebrations are screened on Channel 4 on 24 September.

Jane Wells, Director of Nursing, said: "We are immensely proud that Cherie's is being recognised nationally and internationally for her dedication, skill and compassion. She has selflessly helped so many people through harrowing experiences and is always ready in action for her next humanitarian mission. She is an inspiration to us all."

We’ve all got our fingers crossed for you Cherie!

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