Some of Lanarkshire’s longest-serving community nurses have received an award in recognition of the dedication and commitment they bring to their roles.
A total of 41 nurses received the Community Nursing Award for Long Service at an event in Hamilton on May 8.
The accolade is administered by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) – a 130-year old charity that supports and promotes excellence in community nursing across the country.
Four of the nurses from NHS Lanarkshire collecting their award have each totalled more than three decades delivering care in the community, including a health visitor with 37 years of service and a community mental health nurse clocking up 35 years of dedicated work.
The total years of service of the 41 nurses is 1,071.
They were presented with the prize, which consists of a badge and certificate, by Anne Armstrong, Nurse Director, Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, and Clare Cable, QNIS Chief Executive and Nurse Director.
Anne Armstrong said: “I was delighted to present the Community Nursing Award for Long Service to our community nurses.
“This is testament to their commitment and dedication they have shown in delivering outstanding care in the community.”
Clare Cable added: “Day after day, year after year, this group of dedicated staff delivers care to people in the community in a range of settings, including their own home, care homes or in GP practices.
“Long-serving nurses have seen huge changes though their careers and they have never ceased to develop their practice and to deliver high quality, compassionate nursing care.
“QNIS gives these awards to recognise the commitment of community nurses who continue to provide excellent care through the good times and the challenges.”
The QNIS Community Nursing Award for Long Service is available to any registered nurse in Scotland who has worked for more than 21 years in the community.
For more photos from the event and other Long Service award events, please visit the QNIS Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/QNIScotland/