"I decided to nominate Therese Hughes for recognition of her work with people who suffer from hair loss, because of my experience as a close friend of one of her patients . My friend has suffered from alopecia for many years was put in touch with Therese approximately three years ago . The help and support given to my friend by Therese is beyond words. Nothing is too much trouble , she just seems to know instintively which wig is suitable and Therese always styles it to suit my friend."
Extract from a letter from Mrs Jean Petrie nominating Therese Hughes for the honours list.
"Therese Hughes has transformed the way in which we help patients with chemotherapy induced hair loss in Northern Ireland ........................ she has added a ray of sunshine to the lives of people who are going through a very difficult time...............her pioneering work has been of interest to many other cancer centres."
Extract from a letter of support from Professor R. Davidson ,Belfast City Hospital
" I feel that Therese provides an excellent service to patients , much of which goes well beyond the call of duty. For this reason I have no hesitation in recommending that Theresa be considered for official recognition for what she does"
Extract from a letter from Lucy Montgomery Staff Nurse , Ulster Hospital
"Therese has this fantastic ability to make her patients feel calm, reassured and this helps them come to terms with lossing their hair. Many patients come to her with hair loss due to chemotherapy. This is an extremely delicate and distressing time for the patient. However we see Therese take their burden on boardand she makes their ordeal much less upsetting ..."
Diane , June & Sylvia volunteers
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