One of Guernsey's nurses has been given a prestigious title, presented in recognition of her "outstanding service".
Kate Corcoran (pictured) is a Senior Health Educator at SHARE - Guernsey's Sexual Health and Relationship Education service.
This week it was announced that she has been awarded the title of Queen's Nurse by the community nursing charity The Queen's Nursing Institute.
Mrs Corcoran received her award after her commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership was recognised locally and nationally.
She was very pleased when the news of her award was announced.
"I am delighted to have been given the title of Queen's Nurse; it is a real honour. The title recognises my continuing commitment to improving standards of care in the community and to learning and leadership. I am thrilled as it shines a light on SHARE and the work we do as a team for the young people of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who support our work."
Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of The Queen's Nursing Institute, welcomed Nurse Corcoran into the community of Queen's Nurses.
"On behalf of The Queen's Nursing Institute I would like to congratulate Kate and welcome her as a Queen's Nurse. Queen's Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen's Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with Kate and all other new Queen's Nurses who have received the title this year."
Nurses who hold the title of Queen's Nurse benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
The title is open to registered nurses with more than five years' experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application.
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