A RARE tree has been planted at Logan Gardens, Dumfries and Galloway, by Queen’s Nurses – in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The rare Chinese pearl-bloom tree was donated by Kew Gardens, and planted in a special ceremony at Logan Botanical Gardens, Wigtownshire, on Monday April 24.
Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) trustee Professor Hazel Borland attended and said: “We wanted to do something as a lasting tribute to the memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
“We are extremely grateful to Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew for providing us with this rare Chinese pearl tree and which will serve as a reminder of our commitment to providing compassionate care and support to those in need.”
The Queen’s Nurses are highly skilled and experienced registered nurses who have undertaken additional specialist education and training in community nursing.
They work closely with patients, families, and communities, to provide a range of nursing care and support.
The origins of the Queen’s Nurses date back to the late 19th century when Queen Victoria personally instigated the founding of the Queen’s Institute for District Nursing.
The institute’s mission was to provide nursing care to the sick poor in their own homes, with trained nurses working under the direction of local doctors.
Today Queen’s Nurses continue to play a vital role in the delivery of healthcare in Dumfries and Galloway.
They work in a range of settings, from patients’ homes to community clinics, providing compassionate and high-quality nursing care.