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Top NHS honour for Tameside Hospital worker Katie-Lee

Katie-Lee Willis

Tameside Hospital’s Katie-Lee Willis has been recognised after a life-saving act of bravery while on her way home from work.

Katie-Lee has been given the coveted Cavell Star Award after stepping in to save a young girl’s life. 

This is one of the highest accolades given to someone working for the NHS.

While driving home, Katie noticed the girl was by the edge of a bridge and was showing signs of potentially ending her own life. 

Without a moment’s thought, Katie pulled over and intervened to bring the girl to safety and call for additional help.

Cavell Star Awards are given to nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to their patients, patients’ families or their colleagues.

Tameside and Glossop NHS Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Karen James OBE, said: “Katie said that it was something that anyone would have done in her shoes.

“However, there is no doubt that she put herself in danger to help save the life of someone else. It is the total embodiment of a selfless act. My thanks and congratulations go to Katie, and we are proud to have her as a colleague.”

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