A WIRRAL hospice nurse's 34-year career has been honoured with Cheshire Woman of the Year's lifetime achievement award.

Brenda Taylor began work at Wirral Hospice St Johns 34 years ago, startinh as an Auxiliary Nurse.

A hospice spokesperson said the award was "a lovely way for Brenda to be thanked for her many years of dedicated service to the Wirral community.

"Brenda was the first Auxiliary Nurse to work a day shift on the ward and that was her role for 24 years.

"During this time, she has also worked in the Outpatients clinic one day a week and in the Day Therapy Unit.

"Brenda's current role is co-ordinating the Outpatients Clinics.

"She has seen many changes during her time at the Hospice. She has seen the Hospice grow from a small single building to a larger purpose built Inpatient Ward and Outpatients Department."

Brenda said working in the Outpatients Department was a career highlight. 

Asked why, she replied: "Treating people with compassion and dignity on a daily basis supporting patients who have been on a long journey really is an honour and is a privilege to be able to assist patients and their families. 

"The relationships I have built with fellow staff and volunteers make them feel almost like family and Wirral Hospice St John’s feels like my second home."

Wirral Hospice St John’s have launched a new campaign called Sponsor a Nurse.

By sponsoring a nurse like Brenda, you can help to make a big difference and your donation will help to fund the care that Wirral Hospice St John’s nurses provide.

For more details, visit www.wirralhospice.org, email fundraising@wirralhospice.org or call the Fundraising Office on 0151 343 0778.