NURSE ASHLENE KELLY SPIRIT OF N.IRELAND AWARDS WINNER 2020 (Lockdown Heroes)

“Sunday Life” & Ulster Bank, have teamed up for these special COVID-19 Heroes Awards. Ashlene is a deputy ward sister at Craigavon Area Hospital, has 10 years nursing service and is the mother of twin boys. Her Award citation states “She is a tower of strength to all her colleagues, patients and loved ones. She was absolutely stoic when it came to facing the unforeseen challenges thrown up by Coronavirus”. She says “It has been an experience learning new things every day and working as a good team is what gets us through this.” Despite being in a high pressure situation on the frontline of the fight against the pandemic, she finds that her two boys “keeps her head in a different place” when she gets home and “brighten up her life”. We say that Ashlene is an understated Heroe. No drama here, just a balanced person doing her job in difficult circumstances, but accepting the challenge of learning and stressing the value of teamwork and family love.