Nurses’ reward of prime seats

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FOUR nurses from Sheffield Children’s Hospital have been invited by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to watch the Paralympic Games opening ceremony and attend a reception at the Guildhall in London.

The sold-out ceremony will take place in the Olympic Stadium in London.

The four nurses are all people the Deputy PM met when the Olympic flame was carried through the hospital as part of the torch relay:

Donna Brailsford, 31, is a senior staff paediatric nurse who works in the Emergency Department. Margaret October, 55, has been a nurse at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for 26 years. Samantha Pollard, 40, is a nurse on a ward which specialises in orthopaedics. And Charlotte Robinson, 43, is a play specialist who provides therapeutic play for children, and distraction techniques to assist the medical team.

Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg said: “I’m delighted to have such an inspirational group of people as my guests. Each of these nurses works tirelessly to improve the lives of young people in their communities. It’s fantastic to be able to give something back to them. The Paralympics are set to be the biggest and the best the world has ever seen,”