Former mental health nurse collects MBE - The Solihull Observer

Former mental health nurse collects MBE

Solihull Editorial 14th Nov, 2022   0

AN NHS mental health worker has been to Buckingham Palace to collect a top award.

Patrick Nyarumbu, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (BSMHFT) Director of Strategy, People and Partnerships, has received his MBE from Princess Anne.

Patrick received his medal for commitment to serving and helping the community over the last two decades, exactly two years after joining the Trust.

Patrick was joined at the palace by his wife Tariro, BSMHFT’s associate director of operations, acute and urgent care, and his mother, Francisca who is a retired nurse.

Patrick said: “My mother was a nurse for more than four decades.

“Even though she has retired now, she still thinks and behaves like a nurse, she is always helping people and looking out for others, including myself.

“It was really inspiring seeing that growing up, so I decided to go into nursing too, specifically mental health nursing.

“The experience of collecting my MBE from Princess Anne was humbling, overwhelming and unforgettable. I am very grateful to my family and colleagues who have supported me over the years, this means so much to me.”

A registered mental health nurse, Patrick has worked in a variety of health care settings over the last 21 years including acute, forensic, community and home treatment, supporting the most vulnerable residents across Birmingham and Solihull.

In 2011, Patrick completed the NHS Leadership Academy’s Top Talent career development programme for promising black and minority ethnic managers and nurses before securing the role of assistant director of nursing at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

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