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What an honour! Colleagues recognised with the Queen’s Nurse title

Four people, two giving certificates and two people receiving.
08 February 2024

We’re excited to announce that Vanessa Sivyour, Health Visitor and Louise Wolstenholme, 0-19 Lead for Research (Education & Development) and Health Visitor have been awarded with the title of Queen’s Nurse!

The prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse is awarded to individual community nurses who have demonstrated a high level of dedication to patient care and nursing practice, as well as a commitment to ongoing learning, leadership and excellence in healthcare.

Vanessa said: “I have worked as a health visitor in the Manor Darnall Team for the past 9 years where I have had the opportunity to work in a diverse community. My aim has always been and continues to be, to deliver a public health service to families; empowering people to make decisions and meet their own needs. Recognising the person as an individual, supports community identity and builds community networks and trust.”

Vanessa added: “I am proud that my commitment and high standards of care that I deliver to my clients has been acknowledged and recognised. A number of families took the time to provide supporting references for the Queen’s Nurse application and when I shared that I had been awarded the title their overwhelming pride made the award even more special.”

As a Health visitor Louise has received the award in recognition of her commitment to 0-19 Services and the leadership roles that she has undertaken in education and research.

Louise said: “I am delighted to have received this title and I am keen to learn more about being a Queen’s Nurse and getting to know others within the Queen’s Nurse network. My application was supported by four colleagues, and I would like to thank them as I very much value their recognition of my commitment to health visiting, education and research. Looking to the future I would like to encourage and support others to apply and there is also the need to keep championing the importance of excellence in care for the families that we see.”

Huge congratulations to Vanessa and Louise on this incredible recognition, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the Sheffield Children’s team!

To find out more about the Queen’s Nurse award, visit the Queen’s Nursing Institute website.

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