Triple celebration for Oxleas’ new Queen’s Nurses

Oxleas has added three more Queen’s Nurses to its ranks.

They were all invited to a ceremony in London to collect their prestigious awards at The Queen’s Nursing Institute Autumn Queen’s Nurse awards ceremony.

Queen’s Nurses are pioneers of nursing excellence and are often called upon to contribute to policy and practice development and as experts who are shadowed by some of the most senior figures in healthcare policy.

Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the QNI said: “Congratulations are due to Molly, Ann and Mary for their success. Community nurses are expert professionals who make a vital contribution to patient health and wellbeing every day.

“As a national charity, the QNI can support them in delivering excellent patient care in their local communities.  The Queen’s Nurse title is a key part of this and we would encourage other community nurses to apply.”

Director of Nursing Jane Wells said: “I am so proud of our three new Queen’s nurses – it’s an outstanding recognition and achievement. We’ve never had a hat trick before, so it’s a triple celebration.”

They joined 108 other Queen’s Nurses welcomed by the QNI’s Chair Kate Billingham CBE and Chief Executive Dr Crystal Oldman

Our three new Queen’s Nurses are:

Ann Guindi:

Ann is a specialist health visitor for domestic violence and abuse,  and received her award in recognition of her commitment to quality.

She said: “I am truly honoured and humbled to be invited to join such a prestigious body of nurses. I wear my badge with pride. As nurses we need to recognise fellow nurses who are delivering quality in their work.

Mary Titchener:

Mary received her Queen’s Award in recognition of commitment to high standards of patient care and continually improving practice.

She said: “I’m really proud of it. Community nursing is a great job and it’s so nice to have an award for something I love doing.”

Molly Nyika:

Molly also received her Queen’s Nurse in recognition of commitment to high standards of patient care and continually improving practice.

She said: “It is lovely to have my hard work and commitment to public health nursing recognised in this way. I would encourage others to apply for this award as there are so many wonderful nurses out there doing a fantastic job.”

Published on 23rd November 2015