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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too!
Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.
Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.
The QNI holds two Award Ceremonies each year. In 2011, the first of these took place on Nurses Day, 12 May, and the second took place on 15 November. Please scroll down to read more about each event, and to find out how to order pictures.
George Plumptre, Chief Executive of the National Gardens Scheme addressed the invited guests. Official photographs of the event can be viewed by following the link below: http://gallery.me.com/duncanphillips#101219
The Professor Kieran Sweeney Award was presented by Mrs Barbara Sweeney to Angela Parle, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care at Liverpool Community Health.
The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Oustanding Service was presented by Maureen Acland OBE to Maggie Bisset, Roz Irvine, Gill Lake and Marina Lupari. To view their Citations please click here.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing/QNI Fund for Innovation and Leadership was presented by Lady Henrietta St George to five nursing teams. To download a complete list please click here.
The Alzheimer's Society Excellence in Dementia Care Award was presented to Kerry Macdonald and Ian Davies-Abbott from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for their project, Supporting Relationships in Dementia.
Thirty-five Queen's Nurses were awarded the title.
Thirty-one new Queen's Nurses were created at this event.
Official photographs of the event can be viewed here: http://gallery.me.com/duncanphillips#101478
To ORDER PRINTS from the event please use this link: https://files.me.com/duncanphillips/gffhjl
Two new Fellows, Professor Martin Bradley, and Ann Rowe, were also inducted, by Rosalynde Lowe CBE, Chair of the QNI. To read their biographies please click here.
Ms Lowe also paid tribute to the late Maureen Acland OBE, Chair of the QNI from 1978 to 2003 and subsequently Vice-President.
Dame Christine Beasley, Chief Nursing Officer for England, was the guest of honour and addressed the 130 nurses and guests who atended.
To read the full press release click here: http://www.qni.org.uk/news/71