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A Ballyclare-based nurse crowned Nurse of the Year

Michelle Doggett, who works at the Rathmena Care Home in Ballyclare, was crowned Randox Health Healthcare Nurse of the Year at the recent event.

Michelle said: “I have been working at Rathmena for 12 years and would never have imagined that I would be winning an award like this.

“Working at a home like this is a calling and not everyone would be able to do it. In a sense it is old-fashioned nursing, which is very hands on. I enjoy what I do and will continue to keep caring for the residents in the same way that I always have.”

Michelle was nominated for the award by the children of a resident at the care home.

Michael Robinson and Lorraine Brownlie, put Michelle’s name forward for the award to acknowledge her high standard of patient care and management to her patients that she displays on every shift.

They said: “Michelle is very professional and has a caring manner with the residents and their families. She provides a high level of nursing care and has an understanding with the residents.”

“She is very approachable and really is like a friend to the family. We have got to know her over the last five years and find it easy to talk our problems over with her.

“People don’t appreciate what nurses in nursing homes are like. Michelle understands the natures, habits and needs of the residents and is very good at what she does.”

Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates you on your award Michelle.

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Date published: 15 September 2017

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