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QNI recognise community matron’s long service

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Louise Crackle, a community matron in Devon, has received a long service award from the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

She leads a team of three nurses in the Bideford health and social care team which supports patients to remain living in their own homes.

The award is in recognition of over 21 years’ service as a community nurse.

Ms Crackle moved into community nursing in 1992, initially as a staff nurse on the relief team covering most of Northern Devon before completing a bachelor’s degree and qualifying as a district nursing sister.

Ms Crackle was born in Nottingham, moving to Devon at the age of seven.

She qualified as a registered general nurse in Derby in 1985 and has worked for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust ever since. She became the community matron for Bideford in 2008.

She was was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse by the QNI in the autumn of 2015 and is due to collect her badge and certificate at a ceremony in London on 9 May.

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