Senior cancer nurse is a leader with a vision

Jane Hart has been developing cancer services in a district general hospital to prevent acute hospital admissions

Senior cancer nurse Jane Hart’s work in setting up the first acute oncology service in a district general hospital has greatly improved the healthcare journey for many patients and won her the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award.  She told Jennifer Sprinks about her hopes for the future of cancer care.

Abstract

At an awards ceremony in Wales in November last year, senior cancer nurse Jane Hart received recognition for her leadership and advocacy in developing cancer services to prevent acute hospital admissions. RCN Wales named her joint winner of the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award to acknowledge her work in setting up the first acute oncology service (AOS) in a district general hospital in Wales.

‘It was amazing; a proper celebration of nursing and I am extraordinarily proud of the service we have set up,’ says Ms Hart, who works as a lead nurse in cancer services at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), Newport.

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First published in print under the original title 'Leader with a vision' in Cancer Nursing Practice: 10 April 2015, volume 14, issue 3.

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