Candice receives national award

Candice Pellett when she collected her OBE.
Candice Pellett when she collected her OBE.
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A community nurse who received the OBE this year has won further national recognition for her work.

Candice Pellett, who works in Bourne, was one of five nurses to collect The Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Award for Outstanding Services.

She is a senior case manager and community practice educator with Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust.

Candice said: “This has been a very special year for me and I feel very humbled and privileged to be recognised for my work.

“It gives me great pleasure to be able to continue working in Bourne while representing Lincolnshire and community nursing on a national platform.

“When I started working as a bank nursing auxiliary, it wasn’t even on my radar to even train to become a fully qualified nurse, let alone work nationally. However, once I began working with patients I knew I wanted to make a difference. It was very inspiring to attend the awards ceremony with my husband and mother and hear everyone else’s stories and achievements.”

Candice has held the Queen’s nurse title for seven years.