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15 March 2023

Newham's Admiral Nurse Awarded Prestigious Cavell Star

East Ham Care Centre's Tracy Connellan has been recognised for the work she does to support people living with dementia and their families.
Tracy presented with a Cavell Star

Tracy Connellan, Admiral Nurse -specialist nurse in Dementia Care at Newham’s East Ham Care Centre, has been awarded a Cavell Star in recognition of her outstanding contribution to dementia care. 

Cavell Star Awards is a national programme that celebrates the dedication of nurses and recognises the care they provide to patients and families as well as to colleagues.

The Cavell Star was presented to her by the Centre’s Lead Nurse Gavin Shields and Newham’s Extended Primary Care Team General Manager, Timi Ogunlouo in March. 

In 2021 Tracy was appointed as an Admiral Nurse after Newham Community Services and Dementia UK worked together to create the role.  

Explaining why she nominated Tracy for the Award, Kerry Lyons, Dementia UK’s Service Development Consultant said:  

“Tracy deserves recognition for all the positive changes she has made in her role as Admiral Nurse at the East Ham Care Centre.

“Tracy is absolutely committed to ensuring that peoples’ experience of care is a good one, as is her work to ensure families, friends and carers are well supported.  

“I’m so glad the Cavell Trust Committee agree that she is a worthy recipient.” 

ELFT’s Director of Nursing for London Community Health Services said: 

“Having seen Tracy’s approach to care, I know that this recognition from the Cavell Nurses Trust is highly deserved. 

“Tracy is an exemplary colleague who embodies the ELFT values of care, respect and inclusivity.”  

Find out more about Admiral Nurses and their work to support people living with dementia and their families here.

Find out more about the Cavell Star national awards programme here.