A NURSE at Gobowen Hospital is the latest to win the Health Hero Award after making a patient’s final wish come true.

Natalie Carr, part of the Powys Ward team, has been commended by her colleagues for helping the patient, who was put on an end-of-life pathway, to travel home where they wanted to be before they would pass away.

The act saw three colleagues nominate Natalie for the award, who said she was very grateful for their support.

She said: “Receiving the Health Hero Award was such a shock to me, and whilst I am so grateful, I was simply doing my job as a nurse and making a patients’ final dream come true.

“I would like to thank Heather Owen, Adam Woodcock and Callum MacLennan for nominating me and the wonderful team on Powys Ward for supporting me every day.”

Callum, who has been redeployed to Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital, said: “A patient was admitted to Powys Ward following a fall at home, and after becoming unwell following an operation, the decision was made to put his patient on an end-of-life pathway.

“The patient had one final wish – to pass away at home, surrounded by his family.

“The patient and their family had been told this wouldn’t be possible, but Natalie decided to take on the task.

“She contacted Severn Hospice for guidance from their at home service, who gave Natalie contact information and other support to make it possible.

“Within six hours, she had arranged equipment, care, home oxygen, medication and transport.”

Heather added: “Natalie shown real compassion and care when helping the patient to get home – I’m very proud of her.”

Stacey Keegan, acting chief executive, labelled Natalie’s actions as inspiring.

She said: “The dedication and care Natalie shows towards our patients is truly inspiring.

“She went above and beyond to make a patient’s final wish come true, and for that, she should be extremely proud of herself.

“I’m delighted to announce her as the Health Hero Award winner for May.”