Nurse in Hillingdon is latest Hidden Gem Award winner

3 May 2018

Congratulations to Lynne Pay, Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Addiction, Recovery and Community Hillingdon Service (ARCH), who is our latest Hidden Gem.

Lynne has been a nurse for 16 years, working with people who are experiencing alcohol or drug difficulties.. She is involved in the rapid access prescribing clinic, a joint service user assessment with a doctor, and does home visits.

Lynne wanted to be a nurse from a young age and is passionate about what she does. 

Lynne Pay (left) with Divisional Director, Graeme Caul

Lynne Pay (left) with Divisional Director, Graeme Caul

When asked what the best part of her role was, she said: “I love helping people  . Seeing someone’s journey from entering our service to recovery is very fulfilling and satisfying.”

Lynne received a warm nomination from a patient who has been in her care and said:

“I have had the privilege of knowing Lynn since 1995.  I am once again under her care and  I wish I had more space to elaborate on what a wonderful and truly kind and lovely human being Lynne is. She is a definitive example of what nursing is about.”

Divisional Director, Graeme Caul, read out the nomination in front of Lynne and her colleagues and the award took her by surprise.

Lynne said: “I am overwhelmed and did not expect to receive this award. It does feel very nice to be acknowledged but credit should go to the entire team.”