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Heart Failure Nurse specialist wins patient award

A Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, who works in Bromsgrove as part of the specialist Heart Failure nursing team at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, has received a ‘You’re Simply Marvellous’ award.

Sarah Mills is one of only three health care professionals chosen to receive the award. Pumping Marvellous is the UK’s patient led Heart Failure charity and issues annual awards to healthcare professionals across the UK each year in recognition of their work supporting patients. 

Heart failure patient Steve Squire commended Sarah for her outstanding patient care in enabling him to understand his condition. The award received by Sarah was accompanied with a personalised commendation letter explaining the reasons behind her selection.  

Steve said: “Sarah goes beyond her duties in my opinion not only dealing with the health side of things but also the emotional side. Following diagnosis, the advice she has given is invaluable and in addition she is a great listener. She is a real star of the NHS.”

Sarah undertakes clinics and visits patients in their homes, to provide treatment, advice and support on their heart condition.

She said ‘I am very humbled to receive this award and very incredibly touched.  It feels very special to have been nomination by a patient – thank you.”

The heart failure nursing team is a county wide service operating across Worcestershire to support patients with heart failure. The team works alongside cardiologists, GPs and other health care professionals providing patients with treatment, advice, information, and emotional support about their condition. 

For more information about Pumping Marvellous, visit www.pumpingmarvellous.org/