News release: Nurse wins award for academic excellence

Media and Promotion Office (2002) News release: Nurse wins award for academic excellence. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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Top student and dedicated nurse Patricia Whalley was recently presented with the
Abacus Care Award at a ceremony held at the University of Central Lancashire in
Patricia, from Burnley, a student in the University's Faculty of Health, currently works as
a Day Surgery Manager at Rochdale Infirmary. The Award is made on an annual basis
by Abacus Care (Preston and Fylde), a prestigious local nursing agency specialising in
continuing care nursing.
A nurse all her life, Patricia decided to take a nursing degree after the birth of her
youngest child, in order to further her career.
''The degree has helped me to obtain a better understanding of policies and the
dynamics ofhealthcare", she says.
22 January 2002
Please note: Photograph enclosed: Patricia Whalley receives her award. L-R Zofia
Gibbons and Chris Gardner, Abacus Care (Preston and Fylde), Pat Whalley and Dr
Bernard Gibbon, Head of Nursing Dept at University of Central Lancashire

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