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Pam Kehoe a nurse from Oldham, was awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse

Posted on November 2022 By Aaliyah Borgia

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The Oldham nurse otherwise known as Pam Kohoe, 59, was awarded the prestigious title of the Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Ms Kohoe, who works as a Consultant Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK and lives in Delph, has been recognised for her continuous commitment and professionalism when taking care of patients and demonstrating her leadership skills throughout the field of Dementia Nursing.

Pam was previously a Mental Health Nurse and had been for more than thirty years and continued to show a specialist interest in working with individuals that are affected by dementia and their families since 1992. She held specialist posts within the field as an Admiral Nurse since the year 2002, in both a community setting and recently as an acute hospital where she was the Consultant Admiral Nurse. She additionally, joined Dementia UK in November 2017 as a Lead Admiral Nurse Clinics and Awareness Raising; then transitioned into the Consultant Admiral Nurse Team a year later.

The chief executive Dr Crystal Oldman CBE of the QNI, said “On behalf of the QNI, I would like to congratulate Pam and welcome her as a Queen’s Nurse.

"Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high-quality health care across the country.

"The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires a clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers.

"We look forward to working with Pam and all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title.”

Pam said: “I am delighted to be awarded with the Queen’s Nurse award by QNI. Every day, I feel privileged to be able to work alongside families affected by dementia and to be welcomed into their lives.

“Throughout my career, I have developed a real understanding of how to support people who are living with this devastating condition, and those important to them in a meaningful way.

“My passion for the person and relationship-centred care has enabled me to make a real impact in people’s lives. I am grateful for this award and will strive to continue to achieve in my profession."

Dementia is a continuously growing health crisis. It is estimated that 944,000 individuals live with this condition every day in the UK and the number is set to increase to 1.1 million by the year 2030.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for dementia, but there is care. Admiral Nurses throughout the UK work tirelessly to support dementia patients and provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia.

If you or a relative are in need of support surrounding dementia, please visit