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Whittington matron scoops national award for work with sick children

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 September 2014

WellChild Awards 2014, sponsored by GSK, at The Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, with HRH Prince Harry in attendance - Bernadette O'Gorman, Above and Beyond Award winner, with husband Robert - 22.9.14

Picture by Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media

WellChild Awards 2014, sponsored by GSK, at The Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, with HRH Prince Harry in attendance - Bernadette O'Gorman, Above and Beyond Award winner, with husband Robert - 22.9.14 Picture by Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media

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A health worker who helps children in the borough who are dying or have life limiting conditions has won a national award.

WellChild Awards 2014, sponsored by GSK, at The Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, with HRH Prince Harry in attendance - Mark Foster, Bernadette O'Gorman, who won the Above and Beyond Award Winner and Vernon Kay- 22.09.2014

Picture by Antony Thompson/TWMWellChild Awards 2014, sponsored by GSK, at The Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, with HRH Prince Harry in attendance - Mark Foster, Bernadette O'Gorman, who won the Above and Beyond Award Winner and Vernon Kay- 22.09.2014 Picture by Antony Thompson/TWM

Bernadette O’Gorman, a Paediatric Community Matron at Whittington Health, has been selected as a winner at the WellChild Awards – celebrating those who help sick children in Britain.

Ms O’Gorman has been with the Life Force team since it began, supporting families in the community with children who are at the end of their lives or have life limiting conditions.

She has developed the service from just a couple of members of staff to its current form with two psychologists, three respite nursery nurses, a WellChild nurse, and a youth worker.

She collected her prize last week after being nominated by her colleagues.


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