Six nurses on the Isle of Skye have been honoured with awards from the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Scotland for their long service and dedication to the local community.
On a visit to the island, Clare Cable, chief executive and nurse director of the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) took the opportunity to meet many of the community nurses who currently work here and to present QNIS Long Service Awards.
The long service awards are given by QNIS in recognition of Nursing and Midwifery Council registered nurses who have reached 21 years service in the community. The awards are for nurses who have worked in any nursing role in the community including: midwifery, health visiting, practice nursing, criminal justice nursing, occupational health nursing, community mental health nursing, district nursing, community psychiatric nursing, community hospital nursing.
Clare said: “Excellent care is delivered by excellent nurses, in the everyday extraordinary things that they do to support people in their homes and communities. We rarely stop to acknowledge the contribution - day in day out - of staff on the frontline.
"The afternoon in Skye was one of those rare opportunities and it was an honour to be here. On behalf of the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, – I say thank you . . . for proudly carrying the torch for excellent community care, through the good times and the challenges.”