Queen’s Nurse Alison Bunce was invited to read a prayer at St Paul’s Cathedral during the Florence Nightingale commemoration event earlier this week. This prestigious invitation came as recognition of Alison’s outstanding contributions to the field of nursing and her dedication to community service. Nominated by Alex McMahon, the Chief Nursing Officer of Scotland, Alison represented Scotland and the nursing profession on this significant occasion.
Last October, Alison was named RCN Nurse of the Year 2022, an accolade that celebrated her remarkable efforts in making a positive impact on her community as Programme Lead for Compassionate Inverclyde, a growing and self-organising collaboration of ordinary people, faith groups, voluntary organisations and businesses. Through her initiatives, she has influenced the lives of those receiving support and the dedicated volunteers who work alongside her.
Alison’s presence at the Florence Nightingale commemoration event at St Paul’s Cathedral serves as an inspiration to all aspiring nurses and highlights the remarkable work and reach of nursing professionals across Scotland and beyond.
You can watch the memorial service in full online: