Nursing staff who have cared for patients for 21 years or more have been honoured across Greater Glasgow and Clyde with a number of special celebration events.
Queens Nursing Institute for Scotland (QNIS) is a charitable organisation based in Edinburgh which recognises and promotes the advancement of community nursing staff across Scotland and provides support to retired nurses. They also honour nurses with Long Service Awards.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) in conjunction with QNIS identified nursing staff deserving of the Long Service Awards.
In the last few weeks events have been held at Eastwood House, East Renfrewshire where 42 community nursing staff were presented with a Long Service Award. This included District Nurses and Health Visitors from both East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership, and South Glasgow Community Health Partnership. Unbelievably there was a total of 1,173 years service between them all, with one nurse having reached 50 years service to the NHS!
Last Friday (5th), 31 Practice Nurses were awarded Long Service Awards at an event at J B Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital.
Clare Cable, Director of QNIS, said: “I have presented at both events and it has been a genuine pleasure to present the awards.
“At both events I loved the loyalty and support for their fellow nurses that kept up the noise and applause right through to the end of both ceremonies.
“This is the very best of Glasgow Spirit”
Mari Brannigan, Nurse Director, Partnerships, NHSGGC, added: “It has been an absolute pleasure to be asked to present awards at both these events.
“The commitment demonstrated by our nursing staff to both their patients and the NHS is a real credit to the nursing profession”.
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