A FIVE-year-old has been hailed as one of the bravest girls her age by the NHS after finishing intense cancer treatment.

Oliwia Kuchno was diagnosed with cancer in June 2019 and Wye Valley NHS Trust said she has undergone intense oncology treatment between Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital and in Hereford.

Despite finishing her treatment in July, she was unable to ring the end of treatment bell at Hereford County Hospital due to restrictions imposed in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, a month later, the trust arranged for Oliwia to ring the bell in her nan’s garden surrounded by her close family and some of the staff who looked after her.

"Oliwia has been super brave throughout the whole of this time and staff were delighted to be able to arrange the bell-ringing ceremony away from the hospital for her," a spokesperson for the trust said."

"The day was made extra special thanks to cupcakes – Caticorns, unicorns and rainbows being particularly popular – by Laura Jordan.

"The trust would like to thank Project Linus, which donated a quilted blanket, and also to the End of Treatment Bell Company which donated the bell to the Trust. This will be used by future patients."