Sue Webb, who leads the City Council’s specialist dementia nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
The title indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership and is formal recognition for those who deliver outstanding care in the community.
The City Council funds Admiral Nurses to support families across the city. They work directly with families living with dementia to improve their quality of life and help carers to develop strength and resilience.
Since their introduction two years ago, these specialist dementia nurses have already helped hundreds of local families who have been affected by various forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.
Admiral Nurses can be contacted for information and advice by email at AdmiralNurseTeam@milton-keynes.gov.uk. You can also speak directly to an Admiral Nurse by calling 01908 252 288. To refer a resident for Admiral Nurse support, please contact 01908 253 772.
“I’m proud of our dedicated dementia nurses and Sue is a great example of the commitment they show to helping local people. Dementia impacts hundreds of families across our city including my own and we want people to know they are not alone. Supported by local organisations including Thames Valley Police, the NHS and Dementia UK, our partnership aims to ensure that MK is a good place to live for people with dementia and those who support them.”
- Cllr Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Adults, Housing and Healthy Communities
“On behalf of the QNI I would like to congratulate Sue Webb and welcome her as a Queen’s Nurse. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with Sue and all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year.”
- Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI
To find out more about local support for people living with dementia and their families, please visit the council’s dedicated webpage.