Putting patient wellbeing and confidence at the heart of the service

25 May 2023
Volume 32 · Issue 10


Margaret Anne Garner, Lymphoedema Specialist, Strathcarron Hospice, NHS Forth Valley (fv.strathcarron.lymphoedema@nhs.scot), was the winner in the Chronic Oedema Nurse of the Year category of the BJN Awards 2023

It was a huge honour to be shortlisted in the Chronic Oedema Nurse of the Year category of the BJN Awards 2023, but to be the winner of this prestigious award has been quite overwhelming.

I was nominated by my colleague Yolande Borthwick, who highlighted some of the successful projects I have helped to implement and sustain. I understand that feedback from patients, known to the lymphoedema service in our area, contributed to the success of my nomination. I am astounded that people took the time to share their comments and experiences.

I have worked in lymphoedema since 2008 and I feel lucky and privileged to enjoy every aspect of my role. The support and encouragement I receive from Yolande, our managers and from the strong links we have with the University of Glasgow, has helped maintain my enthusiasm to develop the service and continue to learn as much as I can about lymphoedema and its management.

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