A NURSE bestowed with a prestigious royal title for her dedication to the job has been given a new honour.
Gail Goddard was made a Queen’s Nurse in April, a rare privilege enabling her to use her experience to influence and help improve patient care nationally.
That achievement resulted in her being chosen as the winner of this month’s Thorgill’s Pride of West London award, presented by Daniel Madden, the letting agent’s Chiswick branch manager.
The 48-year-old mother of three, who works for Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, was given a certificate and £100 for a charity of her choice, which she donated to Homelink. The nurse is a trustee of the charity, based at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Whitton, which offers much-needed relief for those caring for loved ones.
“It’s important that the many people looking after loved ones have somewhere ready to step in when they need a break from what can be a demanding role,” she said.
Ms Goddard, who lives in Whitton, is a district nurse who has worked in the NHS for 28 years but also works part-time as a GP practice nurse.
Mr Madden said: "Gail was the easy choice for this month’s Pride of West London award. Winning the Queen’s award was a massive achievement. It’s not every day this award is won and Gail should be extremely proud that her hard work and commitment had been recognised by not only her colleagues but the people she cares for as well."