A second trip to Cambodia to help improve diabetes awareness awaits a Horsham nurse who has been awarded a prestigious title.
Joyce Skeet, 64, a practice nurse at Holbrook Surgery, was named Queen’s Nurse by nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Last year, Joyce flew to Cambodia as a volunteer along with 18 other nurses, a teacher and her husband Robert, as part of a concentrated two-week effort in the Asian state.
In January, she is set to return for a month, where she will be concentrating solely on diabetes, in which she specialises.
She said: “I was in Cambodia with a lot of Queen’s Nurses and they said ‘you have got to apply’. That is where it came from.
“People there live on less than a dollar a day and have to give something to their medicine.”
The Queen’s Nurse title indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, rather than an award for past service.