Local woman wins excellence award
nurse Tracy Jardine was one of only nine nurses recognised by
the British Heart Foundation (BHF) for their outstanding
contribution to patient care and practice.
Tracy is one of the winners of the BHF's
first ever Nurse Excellence Reward which were announced at the
BHF's nurse and healthcare conference at the Park Inn Heathrow a
few weeks ago.
Speaking on receiving the award Tracy, who is
based in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, said, "I find
my role to be both incredibly challenging and rewarding on a
daily basis. I realise that it is of utmost importance that
patients and their families are provided with the medical
information they need in a compassionate way, particularly when
dealing with such sensitive situations.
"The aim of our service is to provide an
accurate diagnosis and risk stratification for each individual.
We support and encourage people to lead a normal life, helping
them make changes to their lifestyle where necessary"
As one of three BHF funded Genetic Heart
Nurses in the UK, Tracy's role often includes supporting
families in which there has been a sudden unexplained death of a
young person associated with an inherited cardiac condition.
Speaking at the event, BHF Head of Nurse
Education 4 and Events, Cynthia Curtis stated, "Tracy
has consistently given a high level of cardiac care over a long
period of time. She provides patients and their families with
support and information to help them understand and manage their
If you are interested in helping BHF Northern
Ireland continue the vital work in supporting people living with
heart disease in Northern Ireland, please contact Gary Wilson,
Fundraising and Volunteering Manager on 6863 2828 or by email on