Military nurse's dream one step closer after Star and Garter placement
An aspiring military nurse has got one step closer to her dream after completing her basic training.
Alex Doyle, 22, whose mother is director of care at the Royal Star and Garter Home, graduated from her training at RAF Halton on Wednesday, April 18, ahead of starting a three-year BSC nursing degree at Birmingham City University.
Miss Doyle was inspired to become a military nurse after spending a work experience placement at Richmond’s Royal Star and Garter Home where her grandmother Daphne Conway is resident and, despite becoming ill during her course and taking 10-months rather than nine-weeks to finish, the hard work was worth it.
Mother Pauline Shaw said: “My mother and I are so very proud of Alex for her courage and perseverance through her injury and recovery.
“We very much hope that during her university course she will be sent on placement to a Royal Star and Garter Home, where we frequently mentor military student nurses.
“As a military charity it is a great opportunity for our residents to meet some of today’s young serving personnel and for the students to meet and help care for our veterans.”