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Prestigious awards for two nurses at King's Lynn hospital, which serves South Holland

Two nurses from a hospital which serves South Holland have been honoured with a prestigious award.

Deputy Chief Nurse Edmund Tabay and Karen McGuire, Head of Nursing, who both work at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King's Lynn, have received the Silver Chief Nursing Officer Award.

Both received their awards on Monday during a virtual presentation from the Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, who is a former Chief Executive of the hospital.

Karen McGuire and Edmund Tabay have received a prestigous award (43693536)
Karen McGuire and Edmund Tabay have received a prestigous award (43693536)

The Chief Nursing and Chief Midwifery Officer Awards recognise the significant and outstanding contribution made by nurses and midwives in England and their exceptional contribution to nursing and midwifery practice. The silver award recognises the performance of an individual that goes above and beyond expectations of the everyday, providing consistently outstanding care.

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England, said:“Thanks to Edmund, QEH’s international recruitment has gone from strength to strength. Karen started her nursing career at QEH in 1989, and has been through many leadership changes. The way she has helped the Trust achieve Care Quality Commission outcomes is truly appreciated by all of us. A huge thank you to both Edmund and Karen for all of the work they have done.”

Mr Tabay said: “I am truly humbled to accept this award and a huge thank you to the leadership team for the unconditional support extended to me to achieve this. I would like to acknowledge the passion and commitment of my nursing, midwifery and AHP colleagues that always inspire me to do more.Finally, I would like to share this award with all Filipinos in health and social care recognising their hard work in these unprecedented times.”

Fellow award winner Mrs McGuire said: “It means so much to me to accept this very special CNO award and I feel incredibly humbled. I commenced my training and then continued to work at this very special hospital, my local hospital. I’m incredibly proud to be nurse and to have delivering patient care and supporting staff here for 32 years. Thank you!”

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