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.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 2:11 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 5:04 pm
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.

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Janet Ullah following facial surgery.

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.”

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.”