Dedicated nurses from the Accrington Victoria Hospital have earned the prestigious title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’, as a result of their commitment to high standards of care.
Polly Harris and Angela Graves were honoured by The Queen’s Nursing Institute, a community nursing charity tasked with presenting the coveted national award.
Polly said: “Becoming a Queen’s Nurse is a really exciting new phase in my career. It opens opportunities to be part of an organisation where everyone is committed to improving outcomes for patients.”
Polly began her training as a student nurse in East London in the early 1990s, and has worked as a continence nurse specialist for seven years.
Angela, who qualified as a nurse in Blackburn in 1974, has been the East Lancashire NHS Trust’s heart failure nurse/nurse manager for 11 years.
Angela said: “Being a Queen’s Nurse is a privilege and an achievement that I am very proud of. It is a great honour that my work over the years has helped to improve the care on offer to people in the local community.”
Both nurses received glowing testimonies from their colleagues.