Bonnybridge’s Lorraine is named best student nurse in the UK

Lorraine Armstrong (second left) shortly after being preseted with her award in London.
Lorraine Armstrong (second left) shortly after being preseted with her award in London.

A student nurse from Bonnybridge has been named the best in Britain at a prestigious health industry awards.

Lorraine Armstrong (31), from Ardgay Crescent, was recognised for her hard work and the dedication she has shown towards her chosen profession.

She was named the country’s best adult nursing student at the Nursing Times awards ceremony held in London on May 1.

Lorraine, who is originally from Cumbernauld, is a third year student at the University of Stirling.

She said: “I’m delighted to win this award. I travelled to London not knowing what to expect and was utterly thrilled when my name was read out.”

Professor William Lauder, the head of the nursing school at Stirling, said: “Lorraine has shown herself to be the top student nurse in the UK in 2013.

“There are tens of thousands of student nurses in her year, and to be nominated the top student is a high accolade.”

Nursing Times editor Jenni Middleton said: “These awards are about the future of nursing, and if nursing is in the hands of these students, our award winners show that nursing is in very safe hands.”