BARNSLEY Hospice sister Mel Butcher says she is quite overwhelmed after receiving a prestigious award at a surprise ceremony.
Mel joined the hospice as a staff nurse over a decade ago, before stepping into the role of ward sister during the pandemic.
The executive leadership team at the hospice nominated herl for the Cavell Star award.
Upon hearing that Mel’s nomination had been successful, the director of nursing and allied health professionals, Ross Fletcher, presented the award in a surprise ceremony.
In a speech at the ceremony, Ross said: “The Cavell Star is an award for nursing staff who shine brightly and show exceptional care to colleagues, patients and their families.
“Our ward sister Mel has been awarded the Cavell Star for showing compassionate leadership, always having the time to care, leading the team through the recent CQC inspection, and putting her arm around the team daily.
“I’d like to say a huge well done and thank you to Mel for always going above and beyond and being such an important member of the hospice.”
Mel said: “It was such a surprise to receive the award and I feel quite overwhelmed at the moment.
“I’m so proud to be a nurse and feel incredibly honoured to work at the hospice, so it’s wonderful to be acknowledged in this way.”