Caring Pauline is named Nurse of the Year
THE NURSE of the year 2015 belongs to Oban: but that won’t surprise to anyone who has come into contact with Pauline Jespersen during her 37 years of service.
Modest as ever, Pauline says the award is not for her, but for the team of people she has worked with during her 26 years at Lorn Medical Centre in Oban.
Speaking at the Scottish Health Awards in Edinburgh, she said: ‘Winning the award has been a great privilege and people have been so kind.’ She told the audience that her job was one of the most interesting, based in the most amazing town and working with wonderful people.
Mrs Jespersen is a practice nurse partner (one of only a few nurses in this position in Scotland) and integrated team leader who has supported and trained numerous community nurses and practice staff.
Her award recognises her work to redesign services for patients. She was also recognised for running a high-performing medical practice.