Nicola Harvey (48) received a British Empire Medal on the Queen’s Birthday for her health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately said the award was due to work relentlessness of his colleagues.
Nicola said: âI’m over the moon but a little shocked. It’s just humiliating and overwhelming – I was just doing my job. I’ve been working there for 27 years, that’s exactly what I do.
“It was a team effort and all of the staff worked hard over the past 14 months, so this honor is actually for all of them.”
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Nicola was a key member of the Incident Response Team for his local healthcare partnership in Falkirk, while continuing to serve as manager of Home First.
During the early stages of the pandemic, she took responsibility, along with her team, to ensure the discharge of anyone unnecessarily delayed in hospital, working closely with acute hospitals and families.
As the pandemic progressed, she supported nursing homes in her area, helping to ensure safe practices and adequate staff, working many hours of overtime, weekends and evenings to keep children safe. these residents and those who work in nursing homes.
Nicola also took great care to ensure that staff working in a care home were supported by both the provision and instruction in the correct use of personal protective equipment, or PPE, as it is called. .