Marie Curie Nurse honored with Daily Record Hero accolade

Liz with her Daily Record Hero award
Liz with her Daily Record Hero award (Credit: Daily Record)

Dumfries and Galloway based Marie Curie Nurse, Liz Grieve, was honoured with a top award at a star-studded Daily Record Our Heroes Awards ceremony in Glasgow on Friday night. Liz, who has been a Marie Curie Nurse for 11 years, was given the Caring Hero Award, sponsored by the Scottish Government and presented by the Scottish Health Secretary, Shona Robison. There was a total of eight award categories on the night, with many other heroes from around Scotland honoured with an accolade. Visit the Daily Record website to see a film about Liz Health Secretary Shona Robison said, "There are so many great nominations. I don’t know how the judges choose but when you see someone like Liz Grieve winning it all makes sense.” “I wasn’t expecting it at all," said Liz. "So when they gave out my name to go up on stage, it was such a surprise! It was such an amazing evening. All of the stories I heard about fellow nominees were incredibly moving and I felt honoured to be amongst them. In my category alone, there was a heart transplant surgeon and two neonatal nurse practitioners; brilliant people. “I am very lucky in my role as a Marie Curie Nurse to help people achieve their wishes while they are living. It is such a rewarding experience, when you have been instrumental in ensuring that people can remain at home, the place they want to be. It makes everything worthwhile. “We’re part of the Rapid Response team, made up of eight nurses working 9pm-7am every night, to ensure people living with a terminal illness get the medical and emotional support that they need to be cared for and remain at home. For a patient, being in their own surroundings helps them to relax and alleviate stress. “I see my job as a blessing. What I do is a real privilege.” Liz was one of more than 400 guests who attended the glittering evening at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow, including celebrities and public figures. Liz is no stranger to the limelight. She featured in an STV Christmas special report  for ITV’s Text Santa Appeal in December, promoting the work of Marie Curie Nurses in Dumfries and Galloway at Christmastime: All the recent fame, however, has not gone to her head. She said: “I’ll be turning up for my nightshift on Wednesday as usual; I wouldn’t miss it for anything. It is wonderful to be honoured in this way but all of my Marie Curie colleagues are heroes in their own right. Working day and night to make sure people living with a terminal illness are cared for where they wish and loved ones get the support they need too. It’s so important