SHE’S dedicated her working life to prevent and treat people suffering from blood clots.
And today nurse Kim Carter, 51, is being honoured for the hard work she has carried out at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham by being awarded an Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
A venous thromboembolism nurse specialist, Mrs Carter’s role involves prevention and treatment of blood clots.
Mrs Carter, of Blake Road, Farlington, said: ‘I didn’t quite believe it when I got the letter. I had no inkling I had been nominated and still don’t know who put me up.
‘I only believed it when I got a phone call afterwards.
‘I’m really honoured, but don’t see it as an achievement just for myself, but for all nurses.’
Mrs Carter has been working at the hospital since 1996 and has been in her current role for three-and-a-half years.
As well as working as a nurse, Mrs Carter is also the trustee and nursing director for charity Life Blood Thrombosis.
‘The best part of my job is the one-to-one interaction I have with my patients,’ added the mother-of-four.
‘I like to improve patient care and outcomes, which is so important.’
The honours list – which are announced in June and in the new year – recognise the outstanding achievement and service people give to society.
Mary Moss, a Hampshire fundraiser, has been awarded a British Empire Medal, for her services to people with hearing impairments.
And David Howells, former director of corporate services for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, was listed in the Queen’s Fire Service Medal.
To recognise his services to UK education around the world and in improving relations with Spain, Sir Roger Fry has been awarded a knighthood.
The 69-year-old has a house in Evelegh Road, Farlington, and was instrumental in making sure that more than 1,000 British schools all over the globe have proper inspections and standards.
He said: ‘It is such an honour – it still hasn’t sunk in properly.’
Charity fundraiser Muriel Allen, pictured inset, has been recognised with an MBE for her years of volunteer work in Portsmouth.
She was nominated by the Roberts Centre and has also raised money for the Rowan’s Hospice.