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Monday, 01 May 2017 17:58

Christmas lunch 2016

This year's Christmas lunch was held at The Robens Suite, Guy's Hospital, London on 10 December.

What a wonderful event this is in the run up to Christmas. The raffle table was bulging with goodies of all kinds and the tombola did brisk business during the pre and post lunch period. A record number of QAs past and present attended, all of whom spent generously on the day. The meal was a traditional turkey lunch with vegetarian option.

Following the meal, our honoured guest Col Karen Irvine, Chief Nursing Officer (Army) and Director of QARANC, addressed the group. She painted a realistic picture of the current difficulties in army nursing leadership but her gritted determination to ensure that there was development and recognition for nursing was paramount.

A wonderful catch up with old friends and that view is just stunning.

Alison Browne


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