Nurse wins care award
AN EXPERIENCED nurse has been recognised for her kindness and compassion for care home residents.
Former hospital nurse Ruth Smithers, 55, has been praised for her attention to detail and commitment to maintaining the best and most up to date practices since taking the clinical lead post at Brocastle Manor Care Home in Bridgend in 2015.
Ruth won the Independent Sector Nurse of the Year Award category, sponsored by Ontex Healthcare, at the 15th annual Wales Care Awards at City Hall in Cardiff.
Ruth, who lives in Tredegar, said: “I was shocked, I wasn’t expecting that. It’s lovely and also great for Hafod Care Association and the team here.”