Queen's Nurses raise a glass at Government House
On Thursday 22nd August, Lady Corder hosted a lucheon at Government House for seven of the Queen's Nurses (QN) and Queen's Nurses Institute (QNI) Chief Executive Dr. Crystal Oldman CBE.
Following a ceremony in London earlier in the year, three local nurses were presented with a Queen's Nurses badge. This was great cause for celebration as with seven Queen's Nurses, Guernsey now has one of the highest numbers of QNs anywhere in the British Isles. The process for being awarded a badge takes several months, Dr. Oldman commented that recipients were "absolutely deserving of their QN badge and can wear it proudly".
Applications to become a QN are made to the QNI by a practising nurse themselves. Each applicant is asked to complete a form giving examples of their care and patient wellbeing. These applications are then supported by patient, peer and line manager verification before being submitted to the QNI.
Congratulations to all of Guernsey's Queen's Nurses pictured here with Lady Corder and Dr. Crystal Oldman (centre).