Sarah is our NHS Hero at Bradford Hospice

by Lucy Burnett
Community Fundraiser, Bradford Hospice

Sarah Craven is our NHS Hero at Bradford Hospice

Sarah Craven, physiotherapist here at the hospice was presented with an NHS Heroes award last week after being nominated for the award by Alyson Thompson.

Alyson's daughter Lisa Marie Blamires received care at the hospice after being diagnosed with a brain stem glioma, a type of tumour, in 2010. She was just 26 when she died in April 2011.

Alyson said she wanted to sincerely thank Sarah as she was truly inspirational, hardworking and encouraging in a kind but firm and positive way.

“Sarah gave my dying daughter her dignity, made her laugh, made her more comfortable and gave her the strength to carry on right until the very end,” she said.

“Lisa Marie very much looked forward to seeing Sarah every week, and every time she was uplifting and truly marvellous. She knew exactly what she was talking about.”

Sarah has worked here at the hospice for 11 years helping patients with life-limiting illnesses and we’re delighted that her great work has been recognised.