Wisbech nurse is named Queen’s Nurse

Lucy Stewart and Mike Passfield have been awarded Queens Nurses
Lucy Stewart and Mike Passfield have been awarded Queens Nurses

A prestigious title has been awarded to a Wisbech nurse.

Head of clinical services at North Cambs Hospital Mike Passfield has been named a Queen’s Nurse.

Mr Passfield and Ely nurse Lucy Steward, who both work for Cambridgeshire Community Services, were awarded the title for their commitment to high standards of patient care and continually improving practice.

Queens Nurses benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities and a shared professional identity.

“The title is awarded by the Queens Nursing Insitute charity (QNI).

Mr Passfield said: “It’s a privilege to be recognised with the title of Queen’s Nurse, which demonstrates commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership across community based services.

“I look forward to working with the QNI to share and promote nursing.”

The pair were among 70 nurses who received awards from Professor Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing, NHS England at the community charity’s awards ceremony in London. Queen’s Nursing Institute Director Crystal Oldman said: “Congratulations are due to all the nurses for their success. Community nurses operate in an ever more challenging world and our role is to support them as effectively as we can.

“The Queen’s Nurse title is a key part of this and we would encourage other community nurses to apply.”