A BOROUGH practice nurse has been honoured for her commitment to patients and high quality of care with the prestigious Queen’s Nurse award.
Pam Mount has been a practice nurse in Solihull for the past 36 years and was presented with the accolade at a ceremony in London on Monday (May 9).
The Queen’s Nurse award gives recognition to individual nurses working in the community who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.
Well known to many patients across Knowle, Dorridge and Solihull, Pam has been a senior practice nurse at GPS Healthcare’s Knowle Surgery for 21 years.
She has developed and extended her role to undertake minor surgery since taking on the role.
A delighted Pam said: “It has been an amazing privilege to have cared for so many patients and families over the past three decades and to have shared their lives through good and sad times.
“I think the most emotional moment for me was at the awards ceremony when a comment submitted by one of my patients was read out as an example of outstanding patient care.
“I have also been overwhelmed by the number of people who have congratulated me and I would like to thank all those who have sent me cards or spoken to me personally.”
Dr Geoffrey Naylor, one of GPS Healthcare’s partners, said: “For a nurse to perform minor surgery is a fantastic achievement and something that few nurses have the skills to perform.
“It allows patients to receive care closer to home and allows faster access to appropriate services.
“Pam is an excellent nurse and we are therefore delighted that she has been recognised with this prestigious award.