TV star Lorraine Kelly, champion of nurses during the pandemic.
By Lucy Ashton
In between working shifts with a Covid critical care team, Senior Charge Nurse Claire Miller was recently treated to a number of beauty products thanks to ITV’s Lorraine programme.
The Health Board was asked to nominate a nurse for the show. Nursing Director Margaret Mcguire and nursing colleagues welcomed the opportunity to recognise the hard work of staff at Inverclyde Royal Hospital and put forward Claire Miller, pictured right.
Claire featured on a segment alongside Beauty Journalist Lisa Potter-Dixon where she showed a number of products aimed at alleviating dry skin after wearing PPE for hours.
Claire has worked with Inverclyde Royal Hospital’s critical care team within J Centre for 21 years, and has worked throughout the pandemic caring for patients, including those who unfortunately caught COVID-19. She lives locally in Greenock.
The segment was dedicated to all NHS heroes, as part of the broadcaster’s You Care We Care campaign, highlighting the work of frontline NHS staff during the pandemic and the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
Claire Miller, Senior Charge Nurse, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said:“For a large majority of the month, you will find me in PPE so it was great to have the opportunity to try out new products to help my skin.
“It was such a pleasure to be featured on the programme and be able to highlight our local hospital in a light-hearted way during a difficult year. It’s been the most challenging time of our careers.
“We watched together as a ward and think it help lift our spirits! Thanks to everyone involved for facilitating and for ITV’s Lorraine for thinking of Inverclyde Royal Hospital for this.”
Dr Margaret Mcguire, Nursing Director NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “We were so pleased to be able to work with ITV on this fun segment and give some well-earned recognition for our staff. We wanted to highlight the nursing team at Inverclyde Royal Hospital for their hard work throughout the pandemic. Thanks to all of our nursing staff for their continued dedication.”