Queens Nurse, Liz Alderton, a Community Nurse Team Lead and Specialist Community Practice Teacher, based at the Harold Hill Health Centre in Havering, received the British Empire Medal for services to nursing in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, announced on 27 December 2019.
Liz said “Of course I feel both privileged and humbled to have received the honour as recognition of my services to nursing. Not just for the patient care, teaching and team management aspects of my role but also for the ambassadorial work I do for the Queen’s Nursing Institute which has led to me being involved with many different projects and enterprises that promote district nursing, as well as providing a shadowing experience for policy makers and other influential figures.
I need to thank my managers Helena St Roas and, especially, Karen Shepherd who has always supported me and facilitated my involvement in all these various ‘extra-curricular’ activities and I’d like there to be recognition of the tireless work all the community nurses do to ensure our patients receive excellent care.”
In 2017, Liz received the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service from the QNI. In addition to her nursing career, Liz has completed the London Marathon five times, raising over £20,000 for a local children’s hospice.
Please see the QNI website for further information on Liz's award: https://www.qni.org.uk.
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