Matron invited to palace

Louise Johnson (right) with her mum Valerie Brocklehurst at Buckingham Palace.
Louise Johnson (right) with her mum Valerie Brocklehurst at Buckingham Palace.
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A community hospital matron has had a very special thank you for her kindness and dedication to the variety of services she has supported over her career.

Louise Johnson, a Matron for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), spent an afternoon at the Queen’s garden party after being nominated to attend by her colleagues.

Louise said: “I was very proud when I was nominated to attend the garden party at Buckingham Palace, as to me I am just doing my job which I absolutely love.

“Being a Matron gives me the opportunity to ensure high quality services are provided to our local population and the care is the best it can possibly be.”

Louise has been a registered nurse for 15 years and now oversees the inpatient ward, minor injuries unit and outpatients department at Spalding’s Johnson Community Hospital, and also the independent living team, specialist nursing and community nursing in South Holland.

She has previously worked in Lincolnshire’s acute hospitals and in the community.

Louise attended the event with her mum, Valerie Brocklehurst.

“The Queen has a really nice smile and she looked lovely,” said Louise. “She seemed really interested in everyone and seemed so happy to be there.