A group of 50 community nurses from NHS Grampian have been recognised for the many years of dedication they have brought to their roles.
They each received the Community Nursing Award for Long Service for working for more than 21 years as a community nurse.
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.
Among the group to be receive their award was two nurses who have worked in the community for four decades, while a further 15 more than 30 years of service.
This includes in roles such as district nurse, practice nurse, school nurse and as an advanced nurse practitioner.
In total, the 50 nurses have brought 1,396 years of service to community nursing.
A celebration event was held at Garioch Heritage Centre in Inverurie on July 18 where 31 of the community nurses attended.
They were presented with the award, which consists of a badge and certificate, by Caroline Hiscox, NHS Grampian’s Acting Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions.
Clare Cable, QNIS Chief Executive and Nurse Director, said: “Day after day, year after year, this group of dedicated staff delivers care to people in the community in a range of settings.
“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.
More photos from the event are available to view here
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