A Whitehaven-based student has been honoured for her commitment to local healthcare after winning an award in memory of a much-loved local doctor.

Lucy Rowley is this year’s winner of the Olu Orugun Award, a prize that is a given annually to a physician associate student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to honour the late Dr Orugun, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust’s associate medical director and consultant physician, who passed away in 2017.

The award is given each year to a student who has shown dedication, compassion, teamwork and resilience in their work, qualities that Dr Orugun was known for during his time as a consultant physician based at the West Cumberland Hospital.

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