Whitehaven school nurse Amanda Hulse has been crowned “School Nurse of the Year” by the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA).
Amanda, who relocated to Cumbria after living overseas, works at the Flatt Walks Health Centre in Whitehaven and is responsible for over 3,000 pupils.
Amanda, who picked up the award at a ceremony in London earlier this month, said: “I'm really proud to have won - it's a huge recognition for all the hard work we do as a team.
“It’s really nice to know that your work is being noticed and acknowledged by managers and colleagues.
“I’d like to thank my colleagues, especially Debbie McDowell, Helen Westwood and Fiona Graham, for being fabulous and always encouraging me.”
Amanda qualified as a nurse in 1996 and lived overseas until 2001, when she began working at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, before she became a school nurse in 2003.
Joanne Hiley, Associate Director of Nursing, Children & Young People's Services at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – a partner of Choose Cumbria – said: “We are so proud of Amanda's award that recognises her achievements, not only for the children in Cumbria but for school nursing as a profession.
“Amanda is child-focused, enthusiastic and great role model. We are very lucky to have her.”
The Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) Awards honour the exceptional work of healthcare professionals from across the UK.
The awards ceremony took place in London on April, Friday 8.
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