Kirsteen Casey doesn’t think she’s all that special. “All the nurses I work beside are just as dedicated and focussed on patient care as I am”, she said when she learned that she’d been nominated and subsequently voted a winner in the nursing category of the 2011 Chairman’s Awards.
One nominee said: “She not only nurses her patients but takes the time to listen and chat with them. She gets to know them and their families. She is an inspiration and role model to many.
Another nominee was a patient who was so inspired by Kirsteen’s professionalism and compassion while being nursed in Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow that she decided to choose nursing as a career and has now been accepted for a university training place.
Kirsteen is currently on secondment at the medical assessment unit of Glasgow’s Western Infirmary.
Below: Kirsteen receives her award from the Cabinet Secretary