A leading Buckinghamshire community nurse has been awarded a prestigious honour in recognition of her 30 years’ dedication to providing high quality community nursing care.
Helen Mehra, lead nurse for integrated elderly and community care at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, has been awarded the status of Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute in recognition of her commitment.
She’s had a variety of roles in her long career in nursing, including a spell as a community midwife, district nurse and matron of a community hospital.
She’s also spent many years in India where she was a volunteer teaching safe delivery techniques to midwives working in the Himalayas, as well as managing a large community outreach project.
Helen and her husband Raju still have a home in the central Himalayas where earlier this year they provided aid to communities affected by a devastating earthquake.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Chief Nurse Carolyn Morrice said: “I’m so pleased Helen has been recognised for her hard work and dedication. She’s a key leader within our community team and is an inspiration to all who work with her.”