Trio Of Awards For Gainsborough Community Nursing Team

Three senior nurses in the Gainsborough Community Nursing Team have received awards from the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI).

Clinical Team Leader Ruth Dymock and District Nurse Case Manager Nicola Amos have both been awarded the Queen's Nurse title, while District Nurse Case Manager Kay Hargreaves has received the QNI Long Service Award.

Gainsborough's Community Nursing Team, which is part of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), delivers care to patients every day in their own homes.

The Queen's Nurse title marks Ruth and Nicola's continued commitment to the delivery of high standards of patient care, learning and leadership.

Gainsborough Queen's nurses

The Long Service Award is available to community nurses who have completed 21 years or more of service. Kay has been a nurse for 31 years, with 25 of those working in the community.

On behalf of the team, Ruth said: "We are delighted, particularly as this achievement reflects the commitment and experience of the whole team. As we move forward, it is important not to forget our core practice of community nursing, putting the patient firmly at the centre of development of quality professional care."

LCHS Chief Nurse and Director of Operations Sue Cousland added: "I am really pleased that Ruth, Nicola and Kay have been recognised in this way for their respective achievements. This is excellent news both for them as individuals and for the organisation. We remain committed to supporting the development of our staff to ensure they are well equipped with the knowledge and skills required to care for patients in Lincolnshire."