A former-CRGS pupil who specialises in caring for the elderly has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.
Lisa Murray is a Community Sister for Blackburn Road Medical Practice, Abbey Street Surgery, Richmond Medical Practice and King Street Surgery in Accrington, and has the responsibility of working with patients aged over 75 to enhance their quality of life and keep them out of hospital.
The title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) is bestowed by the Queen’s Nursing Institute in recognition of commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership.
Lisa commented: “I am really proud to be given the opportunity to become a Queen’s Nurse. I’m so pleased that my work which has helped to provide quality patient centred care within the local community has been recognised.”
Lisa, 39, who lives with her husband and two sons, has been a qualified nurse for almost 10 years, undertaking her training at the University of Central Lancashire.
Her role involves monitoring and managing housebound patients who have complex health issues, within their own home. She also has the responsibility to review and manage patients aged over 75 who have been discharged from hospital.
Jackie Hanson, Director of Quality, and Chief Nurse at NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “On behalf of the CCG, I’d like to congratulate Lisa on the success of becoming a Queen’s Nurse.
“I’m really proud of the dedication and commitment Lisa has shown to her patients. She is a credit to nurses everywhere.”
Lisa is one of only 67 nurses throughout the country chosen to be a Queen’s Nurse this year, making a total of 764.
She last week attended an awards ceremony in London to receive her QN Badge and certificate.
Queens Nurse Lisa Murray. (s)