Our interim chief nurse Jane Turner and Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice ward sister Fern Dettmer visited Buckingham Palace recently to attend a reception for frontline nurses.
The team at Thorpe Hall gave Fern a send-off fit for a Queen when she called in at the hospice on her way to London; rolling out the red carpet, playing the national anthem, and presenting her with a bouquet. Fern said she was “honoured” to represent Thorpe Hall and all her “outstanding” colleagues at the event, which was hosted by HRH Prince Charles on behalf of the Queen to “thank those engaged in frontline nursing across the United Kingdom”.
Over 350 guests represented nurses from throughout the profession, from hospitals to community nursing, nursing homes, and nurses in the armed forces and prisons.
A big well done to Jane and Fern!