Support for 'amazing and inspirational' South Shields nurse who hopes to return to work in 2020

The South Shields community has been sharing messages of “love and luck” to a nurse who hopes to return to South Tyneside District Hospital in the new year.

Janet Ullah with her fundraising friend Ruth Follit, right.
Janet Ullah with her fundraising friend Ruth Follit, right.

Janet Ullah works as an auxiliary nurse on Ward 20 – but has been off for more than eight months after undergoing major surgery after being diagnosed with a rare form of sinus cancer.

Ahead of a meeting at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary in the new year, which will determine whether or not it is safe to carry out a further operation, Janet has spoken of how much she loves her job, and how it will be a “dream come true” to return to her patients.

She also hopes that 2020 will be the year that she, along with family, friends and colleagues, reaches a £10,000 milestone for equipment at the RVI’s Maxillo Facial Surgery unit.

Janet Ullah following facial surgery.


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Here are some of your messages of support for Janet as she continues in her recovery and fundraising.

Mandy Patterson: “This lady took care of my nanna when she was in ward 20, lovely lady.”

Anne Ray: “Lovely lady had the privilege to work with her, very caring and compassionate.”

Lynn Armstrong: “Hi Janet hope all goes well and that 2020 is all you hope it’ll be.”


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Rachel Pollock: “Wishing all the love and luck in the world.”

Heather Brabon: “Amazing, inspirational friend, wishing you and your wonderful family a great year ahead.”

Donna Ullah: “My beautiful mam. I am so proud of her she’s an absolute inspiration.”

Carmel Elizabeth Brunton: “My amazing, inspirational colleague.”