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Four nurses awarded title of Queen's Nurse

Photo 2 Queen's Nurses 2019

Pictured:The latest four nurses at Leeds Community Healthcare to be honoured with the title of Queen’s Nurse, Nikki Stubbs, Louise Elwen, Fiona Louth and Sharon Underwood.

On June 21, four nurses from Leeds Community Healthcare were presented with an award and title of Queen’s Nurse at the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) Annual Awards Ceremony.

Three of the four nurses work within children’s healthcare services in Leeds and between them they have over 135 years of nursing experience specialising in areas such as school nursing, health visiting and working with children who have complex additional needs. The fourth nurse has been a District Nurse in adult services for a number of years and is currently working in a senior leadership role. They join the three Queen’s Nurses already employed by the Trust.

The title was awarded in recognition of their outstanding commitment to providing high quality care to the patients of Leeds in an increasingly challenging climate.

Sharon said: “I work with families in Leeds who have pre-school children with complex disabilities because I want to ensure they have access to the highest quality of care and support which meets their individual needs. Becoming a Queen’s Nurse will enable me to raise the profile of the families I work with by giving them a voice within an arena dedicated to innovation and high quality care.”

Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals at Leeds Community Healthcare and fellow Queen’s Nurse Steph Lawrence said:

“This is a reflection of the exceptional level of care and dedication our nurses provide to the population of Leeds every day. This level of commitment is crucial to achieving the city’s goal of Leeds being a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest’.

The award ceremony took place at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

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