A NURSE dubbed one of the pioneers of her specialism has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Jean Munday, from Cosham, is an endocrine nurse specialist, and one of just seven nurses nationwide to be shortlisted in the Nursing Times Awards Nurse of the Year category.
Endocrinology covers the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception and movement.
Ms Munday, who has been a nurse since 1975, has worked at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham since 1997.
She said: ‘It’s amazing.
‘It came completely out of the blue.
‘I had no idea my lovely colleagues had put me forward for the award.
‘I want to say that being shortlisted for this award isn’t just about me, it’s about the lovely team I work with and the way in which we all work together to provide the best service possible for our patients.
‘This is a reflection of the service everyone in the team at Queen Alexandra Hospital gives, not just me.
‘I absolutely love my job and I feel truly lucky.
The award winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in London in October.