Colorectal Nurse Specialist Wayne Croves, who has been working at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) since 2004, has been celebrating receiving a national award in recognition of his achievements in working with patients with colorectal cancer.
The fifth annual Gary Logue Colorectal Nurse Award was presented on 13 September in Birmingham, marking the achievements over the past year of colorectal cancer nurses who make a huge difference to both the lives of their patients and their colleagues across the UK.
Only two awards are presented each year, with Wayne winning the award for nurse nominated by a colleague. The judges were overwhelmed by the impact of his leadership on bowel cancer patients and his colleagues.
Wayne, who has been a nurse for 15 years, said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have won such a prestigious national award and to have been nominated against a strong field of some of the most committed and dedicated colorectal nurse specialists across the country. I couldn’t have achieved it without my fabulous colleagues and wish to share this accolade with them.”
The award was set up in memory of Gary Logue, a nurse who worked for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer until he passed away in 2014.
Lauren Wiggins, Director of Services at Bowel Cancer UK, says: “The nomination Wayne received by fellow colleagues at Nottingham University Hospital show just how much he deserves this special recognition and we’re delighted to be able to present him with this award. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer but with nurses like Wayne we can continue to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”