Royal reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III for Princess Alexandra NHS Trust nurse Kristle Bravo
A Filipino nurse working at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) attended a royal reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III.
The event celebrated the contribution of international nurses and midwives working in the UK’s health and social care sector.
Kristle Bravo, international nurse educator and manager at the PAH NHS Trust in Harlow, was nominated to attend by her senior nursing management team.
She said: “I am absolutely thrilled and deeply honoured to have been nominated for such a prestigious invitation to Buckingham Palace. This was an extraordinary opportunity. It’s a dream come true, and I can’t thank the senior nursing management team enough for this incredible privilege.”
Giuseppe Labriola, deputy chief nurse at PAHT, said: “We were delighted to receive a request to nominate one of our amazing nurses to attend the celebration reception at Buckingham Palace.
“The aim of the reception was not only to thank and recognise the contribution of nurses and midwives but also our international nursing and midwifery colleagues who have joined the NHS to make a real difference.
“When we were asked to nominate a nurse to attend the reception, Kristle immediately came to mind because of the amazing work that Kristle and her team do to support our international nurses joining the hospital and settling into working life.
“Congratulations, Kristle, and thank you for all that you do for our people and patients. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed the special event at Buckingham Palace.”