Award hon­our for lead nurse

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SAL­FORD Royal’s De­bra Doo­ley, who is the lead nurse in adult com­mu­nity ser­vices, has been given the pres­ti­gious ti­tle of Queens Nurse.

Ded­i­cated De­bra has been awarded the ac­co­lade by char­ity the Queen’s nurs­ing in­sti­tute, which works to im­prove the nurs­ing care of peo­ple in their own homes and com­mu­ni­ties.

De­bra qual­i­fied as a dis­trict nurse in 1987 and has spent her whole ca­reer in com­mu­nity nurs­ing. She started work in Sal­ford in 2008 as a con­ti­nence ad­viser and be­came lead nurse in adult com­mu­nity ser­vices three years later, work­ing to make sure the right staff, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time.

She said: “I love be­ing a com­mu­nity nurse – it is an ab­so­lute priv­i­lege to be in­vited into pa­tients’ homes. No two days are ever the same but ev­ery day is in­ter­est­ing and re­ward­ing.”

Sal­ford Royal as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of nurs­ing June Roberts said: “I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted that De­bra has re­ceived this hon­our and con­grat­u­late her for her hard work and ded­i­ca­tion. We would love to see other com­mu­nity staff follow in her foot­steps and be­come Queens Nurses.”

The ti­tle is given to nurses who are com­mit­ted to high stan­dards of pa­tient care, learn­ing and lead­er­ship.

Those who be­come Queens Nurses get ac­cess to de­vel­op­ment work­shops, bur­saries, net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, and a shared pro­fes­sional iden­tity.

De­bra’s nom­i­na­tion was backed by man­agers and peers, who sent writ­ten re­ports about the way she works.

She re­ceived her Queens Nurse cer­tifi­cate at a cer­e­mony in London in Novem­ber, weeks after tak­ing to the stage at Sal­ford Royal’s own Staff Awards to ac­cept the Im­prov­ing Clean­li­ness Award, with col­leagues Amanda Hob­son and Fiona Bentham and on be­half of their com­mu­nity col­leagues.

SCHOOL­CHILD­REN will bring some fes­tive spirit to Sal­ford Royal when they sing a se­lec­tion of Christ­mas car­ols for pa­tients and vis­i­tors.

The pupils from Light Oaks Ju­nior School, on Lan­caster Road, will per­form in Hope Build­ing on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 12, from 2pm.

Vol­un­teers and mem­bers of the Trust’s Chap­laincy will also be per­form­ing mini carol ser­vices on the hos­pi­tal’s wards this month.

And there will be a carol ser­vice in the Chap­laincy and Spir­i­tual Care Cen­tre at Sal­ford Royal from 7pm on Christ­mas Eve.

The Sal­ford Royal Choir will also per­form Christ­mas car­ols in the Hope Build­ing Atrium on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 18, from 2pm to 3pm.

Do­na­tions will be col­lected on the day in aid of a lo­cal char­ity. SUSIE Hughes, from RSPCA Manch­ester and Sal­ford, runs through de­tails of some of the an­i­mals wait­ing for adop­tion at the cen­tre. DOU­GAL is a li­on­head lop with semi-long hair who’s still wait­ing for his for­ever home.

He is def­i­nitely a house bunny, and has great fun run­ning around and play­ing in his foster mum’s house.

He is sweet-na­tured and re­laxed, neutered, vac­ci­nated and mi­crochipped, and can’t wait to find his for­ever home. TOBY is a lovely na­tured cat that has suf­fered the most ter­ri­ble or­deal.

He was found stray and limp­ing with a swollen paw and was col­lected by an RSPCA in­spec­tor.

Thank­fully his paw re­cov­ered quickly and there was noth­ing se­ri­ously wrong with him but we found a lump be­hind his ear. The vets were cer­tain it was an air gun pel­let and sur­gi­cal re­moval proved it to be true. This ter­ri­ble his­tory may ac­count for Toby’s quiet life­style. He likes peace and quiet and to be left to do his own thing.

He needs a quiet, child-free home with a cat-wor­ship­ping owner who will adore him just as much as we do. LILA is an adorable two-year-old Staffy cross that we all call our ‘lit­tle piglet’.

Lila is look­ing for a new home after she was re­moved from a prop­erty with four dogs and own­ers who were un­able to cope with them all. She was very scared when she first came into our care, and she still needs that ex­tra bit of re­as­sur­ance.

Sal­ford Royal lead nurse in Adult Com­mu­nity Ser­vices De­bra Doo­ley

Toby

Lila

Dou­gal

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