02 May 2013
For Queen and community
AWP nurse Stuart Hayward has received
the title of Queen's Nurse at a ceremony in London.
He was among the 200 people who gathered at the Millennium
Hotel in London recently for what is becoming one of the major
events in the nursing calendar.
The Queen's Nursing Institute's Spring Awards Ceremony honoured
four nurses with its Outstanding Service Award. Certificates of
achievement were also presented to eight project teams who have
completed the year-long Fund for Innovation and Leadership
Fifty-seven community nurses received the Queen's Nurse title,
bringing the total number of Queen's Nurses to over 400. Among that
select group was AWP's own Stuart Hayward.
The title of Queen's Nurse indicates a commitment to the values
of community nursing, to excellent patient care, and to a
continuous process of learning and leadership. Locally, they are
leading improvement projects and redesigning services to improve
care for patients.
Nationally, they have been in demand from a number of
organisations including the Department of Health, for their
expertise in and commitment to community nursing.
"I haven't had time to realise the full potential of this honour
and title," said Stuart, returning to his 'day' job working with
the South West Veterans'
Mental Health Service.
"I'm really proud to have my dedication, skills and knowledge
recognised by an organisation with national influence. I hope to be
able to use the connection to promote the work of community mental
For more information on the QNI, please visit www.qni.org.uk.