Five local nurses have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
At an event held at Les Cotils, attended by Mrs. Cripwell, wife of the Lieutenant Governor, the following nurses will receive their awards from Raymond Evison:
- Peter Holloway
- Mandy Davies
- Nikita Burnett
- Meg Lowe
- Kate Corcoran (pictured)
Raymond is presenting the awards due to his connections with, and support locally, for the National Garden Scheme (NGS). The NGS is the main funder of the work of the Queen’s Nursing Institute due to a long-standing connection through district nursing.
The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to registered nurses with more than five years’ experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application.
Guernsey now has 12 Queen’s Nurses which is the highest per capita and demonstrates the very high calibre of nursing in the Bailiwick. The title recognises the continuing commitment of nurses to improving standards of care in the community and to learning and leadership.
Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of The Queen’s Nursing Institute, said: “On behalf of The Queen’s Nursing Institute I would like to congratulate the new Queen’s Nurses. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year.”