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Newmarket nurse honoured for ‘making a difference’

Brenda Hennessy, Cambridge University Hospital director of patient experience, presents the award to Kimberley Bennett, colo-rectal clinical nurse specialist.

Brenda Hennessy, Cambridge University Hospital director of patient experience, presents the award to Kimberley Bennett, colo-rectal clinical nurse specialist.

An oncology nurse specialist from Newmarket has been honoured for making a difference at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Kimberley Bennett, colo-rectal clinical nurse specialist, who has worked in the hospital’s cancer department for 20 years, was picked from a shortlist of 24 staff to win the You Made a Difference award.

The patient who nominated Kim said she was “extremely knowledgeable, thorough and professional without sacrificing humour and personal touch. She makes me feel like the most important patient that day”.

Kimberley trained in Ipswich and nursed in Australia for a year before arriving at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

She said: “I was surprised and overwhelmed to be nominated for this award. For me it’s all about the patients, they will always come first.

“But I am truly honoured to be recognised for the work I do. I want to say a big thank you to the team I work with. It’s because of them, the patients and my managers that I come into work every day.”

 

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