Gary is runner up at nursing awards

Lisburn man Gary Cousins was a runner up at this year's UK British Journal of Nursing Awards.

Lisburn man Gary Cousins was a runner up at this year's UK British Journal of Nursing Awards.

A Four Seasons Health Care nurse from Lisburn has been recognised at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2017.

Gary Cousins, who works across all Four Seasons care homes in Northern Ireland as an Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse, was runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention category.

His Four Seasons colleagues Alana Irvine and Joanne Strain were also honoured at the annual awards ceremony in London.

Gary was nominated for this year’s award in resect of his ongoing work in the development and implementation of FSHC’s regional and national work on influenza.

Gary, winner of the BJN award last year, is now a recognised expert and has had numerous articles published in nursing journals and is frequently invited to speak on the topic.

Congratulating Gary and his Northern Ireland colleagues on their awards success, Four Seasons Health Care Managing Director, Carol Cousins commented: “These individual awards for Gary and his colleagues reflect on the dedication and professionalism of all our staff here in Northern Ireland. High quality, individually targeted care will always be at the heart of our service and these awards reflect that.”

She added: “There is no higher recognition than that of your peers in the sector and this is a tremendous recognition for Gary, Alana and Joanne and it rightly reflects the standard of residential care delivered locally. Their work is a reflection on the dedication and commitment of all of our staff across Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole.

“Quality of care, innovation and attention to individual needs underpins all of our work at Four Seasons Health Care.”