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DSC 0656 cropped resizedWard Manager, Carol Collin and her team at the Kate Evelyn Luard Unit 

Caroline Stevens, great niece of late British nurse Kate Evelyn Luard, sends her gratitude to the ward at Basildon Hospital named after her great aunt.

Kate Evelyn Luard served as a nurse through the Second Boer War, First World War and was awarded the Royal Red Cross and Bar for her distinguished service in the field. Her contribution to helping the injured and dying throughout the wars also inspired her to begin writing about her life.

Kate is the author of two published books where she describes her experiences while serving ain the British Expeditionary Force at the start of First Wold War.

The Kate Evelyn Luard Unit at Basildon Hospital opened on 12 May 2016, International Nurses Day. The specialist ward is a dedicated trauma and orthopaedic unit that provides care for elderly patients.

Caroline Stevens sent a letter to ward manager of the unit thanking Basildon for paying a tribute to her aunt.

Caroline said: “My great aunt would have been honoured to have this unit named after her. Kath devoted her whole life to nursing and giving back to people. It’s lovely to see that her memories are still alive through all her hard work and the legacy she has left behind.”

Ward manager, Carol Collin said: “I’m extremely honoured that Kate Evelyn Luard’s niece took the time to reach out to us. This year is The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, this makes it even more relevant for us to celebrate nurses like Kate who play a vital role in health services and devote their lifes to for caring for others."

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