A St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust nurse has been voted ‘Breast Care Nurse of the Year 2011’ by patients and customers of a specialist women’s clothing company.

Sue Lowndes, an advanced nurse practitioner at the trust, was given the award after patients and members of the public voted online and through the Eloise catalogue for the nurse they felt to be most deserving of the prize.

Sue said: “It was a lovely surprise to be given this award. It was wonderful to be nominated, and even more amazing to actually win.”

“The award means even more to me because it was voted for by patients. I would like to thank the patients who took the time to vote, and Eloise for giving me this award.”

Nurses are selected for nomination by patients who are also customers of Eloise, who specialise in clothing for female cancer patients who have had various forms of breast surgery. The award scheme has been running since 2009.

Ann Vieira, manager of Eloise Lingerie, said: “Sue’s award is well deserved. Both she and all the staff at St George’s breast care unit should be very proud of the work they do on a daily basis to hundreds of patients.”

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