A SCHOOL NURSE known as the ‘Bee Lady’ and who worked in a nursing home during lockdown deserves to win the Angel of the Year Award, said her nominator.
Kate Corcoran has dedicated her life to nursing, health education and support, said the person who has put her forward for the Ravenscroft-sponsored award.
The nominator goes on to say that Kate’s interest in nursing started when she was a little girl living in South Africa: ‘She followed her dream after her education in Guernsey and trained at Guys Hospital in London.
‘She has been involved in Guernsey nursing for many years and has loved all of her various positions.
‘Once her family came along she moved into education as a specialist nurse in relationship guidance, health and sex education for all the schools throughout the bailiwick.
‘Fondly known as the “Bee Lady”, Kate manages her teaching with her own brand of fun, enthusiasm, compassion and professionalism.’
When the pandemic hit and lockdown was imposed, she volunteered to go back to hands-on nursing and was seconded to a care home where she nursed a number of patients who were seriously ill with Covid-19.
‘In spite of the risk to herself and her family she unreservedly committed herself to their care.
‘With her calm and professional manner, and her smiling face, there can be no doubt that she would have made a major difference to the other members of staff at the home, the patients and their families.
‘She is a very calm and caring nurse who puts others before herself,’ said her nominator.
‘Kate is devoted to her patients and loved by all who come in contact with her.’