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Who are our heroes and villains for October 2018?

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Do you agree with our choice for this month’s hero and villain?

Welcome to our section called Heroes and Villains.

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains

Each month, we take a look at who have been the stand-out “goodies” and the “baddies” for nursing and healthcare over the last few weeks.

Let us know if you agree with our choices for October and if you have any suggestions for next month (without being unnecessarily rude, please).



Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Annemarie Wilson

Annemarie Wilson is undergoing treatment for inflammatory breast cancer

A nurse is urging women to be watchful for signs of inflammatory breast cancer, after beginning an 18-month course of chemotherapy treatment for the condition herself.

Annemarie Wilson works as a nurse at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Foundation Trust and, despite her condition, is currently studying to become a health visitor.

She spoke out about her condition to help try and prevent other women from going through the same experience.

She has created a page on the social media site Instagram to act as a support base for other young women with breast cancer.





An ex-nurse in Germany has admitted that he murdered 100 patients, making him one of the world’s most prolific serial killers.

According to news reports from his trial, Niels Högel administered fatal doses of medication to the patients in his care, leading to cardiac arrest at two hospitals in Northern Germany.

His motive, prosecutors have said, was to impress colleagues by trying to revive the very patients he had attacked.

Högel, 41, is already serving a life term for six deaths in his care. He is now said to have killed 36 patients in Oldenburg and 64 in nearby Delmenhorst between 1999 and 2005.

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