Patient’s Choice Award winner: Kelly Stackhouse

Patients Choice Award winner: Kelly Stackhouse

Lead bowel function clinical nurse specialist Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

As a patient who receives treatment following rectal cancer, I could not have survived without Kelly Stackhouse and her team, says Tom Owen, who has nominated Kelly for her care and support. She has alleviated the misery for me and many other incontinence sufferers in the area. I was really struggling. I feel very lucky to have had Kelly to help me when I needed it most. She is selfless, brilliant and leads from the front. She deserves recognition. Kelly set up an invaluable support group with visiting specialists that Tom says has helped him enormously and reduced his feelings of isolation. Kelly and her teams regular charity events have raised more than 15,000 to buy specialised equipment for the department.

Picture credit: Tim George

The Patients Choice Award is supported by LBC and sponsored by Yakult.


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