Hospital Heroes 2019, November: Becky Stephen, Metastatic Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist
03 March 2020
Becky has taken over the care of patients with life limiting disease to try to enhance their quality of life and improve symptoms.
She spends many hours on the phone in order to
prevent hospital attendances. She also spends a lot of time on the
ward to ensure seamless services for patients who need to be
admitted for symptom control. Her dedication to her patients is
She rarely gets a lunch break and never finishes
work on time.
Becky's post has come about to support the
patients with metastatic disease, the support of which had been
absent before she came to us. Now, breast cancer patients can be
assured of support and information from their diagnosis, throughout
treatment and then at recurrence if necessary. Becky works hard to
be able to produce evidence that her role is worthwhile and
Becky has become an integral part of our CNS
team, and we hope she gets support from us to, in order for her to
function at the level she does.
Her easy communication manner gives patients the stability they
need in life which is uncertain.