TWO Island nurses have been recognised at the annual Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) Awards.

District nurse Liane Worth, who works at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, was awarded the Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Prize.

She was the top performing student on the district nursing programme in every university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Liane received a certificate and £50 at the awards ceremony, held at Kensington Garden Hotel.

Alice Webster, the trust's director of nursing, midwifery, applied health professionals and community services said: "We are all incredibly proud of Liane. As a Queen's Nurse you are committed to learning, leadership and high standards of practice and patient care, she really does honour this and deserve it."

Liane said: "Receiving this award was very humbling as it was a memorial prize and I felt honoured to receive it."

Fellow nurse Charlotte Hudd won the Aspiring Leadership Award after completing a year on the QNI leadership programme, along with just 16 other nurses from around the UK.

Charlotte lives on the Island and works in a Portsmouth nursing home delivering long term, complex and end of life nursing care.

The award citations were read by Dr Crystal Oldman, QNI director, and the prizes presented by Dr Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England.

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