Manea nurse is the latest nominee into the Pride of Fenland

Belinda Carson who has been nominated for pride in Fenland awards ANL-150119-151522009
Belinda Carson who has been nominated for pride in Fenland awards ANL-150119-151522009

A nurse practitioner who has been a “brick” to the community in Manea has been nominated in the Pride of Fenland awards.

Belinda Carson will be retiring from Manea Surgery on Friday after 25 years.

Mrs Carson joined the surgery in March 1990 and since then has made a big difference to the lives of her patients.

The Fenland Citizen and Fenland District Council are once again running the prestigious awards which recognise the efforts of unsung heroes across the district.

We will present awards for good neighbour, group/organisation and young citizen.

Mrs Carson said: “I have watched babies grow and girls become mothers themselves.

“It is a hugely privileged job. I feel extremely fortunate and I have had a wonderful working life.

“I have learned a huge amount from my patients.

“The motto of the surgery is to try to improve the health of the people in Manea. We have taken a broad approach to it. Our levels of depression are the lowest and our levels of longevity are the highest.”

During her time at the surgery, Mrs Carson organised the Healthy Village Project.

She put together a one-of-a-kind programme of events and activities designed to suit the population of Manea and to help promote healthier, happier people.

The project was funded by savings from the surgery and a grant from the Primary Care Trust.

Mrs Carson helped to set up a Brownie troop in the village and brought back Manea Show after a 14-year break.

Mrs Carson was nominated by Shirley Haylock.

Shirley states in the nomination form: “Belinda has been a practitioner nurse for some years and is retiring in January.

“She has been a brick to this community in many ways and helping people.”