Publish date: 19 February 2024

A Tameside NHS worker has been recognised after a life-saving act of bravery while on her way home from work.

Katie-Lee Willis was handed the Cavell Star Award after intervening to save a young girl’s life.

While driving home, Katie noticed the girl was by the edge of a bridge and showing signs of potentially ending her own life.

Without a moment’s thought, Katie pulled over and intervened to bring the girl to safety and call for additional help.

Cavell Star Awards are given to nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to their patients, patients’ families or their colleagues.

Tameside and Glossop NHS Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Karen James OBE, said: "There is no doubt that Katie put herself in danger to help save the life of someone else. It is the total embodiment of a selfless act.

"My thanks and congratulations go to Katie for embodying the Trust’s values, even outside of her working hours, as she joins our previous winners of this award."

Find out more about the Cavell Star Awards.