Our nurse Harry enjoys palace reception on King’s birthday

Harry Galsote, a ward manager on Amber B ward at Queen’s Hospital, has attended a special reception at Buckingham Palace to recognise the contribution of international nurses and midwives in the UK. 

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The reception was held on Tuesday 14 November, also King Charles’ birthday.

Harry, who received an invite as he won IEN (internationally educated nurse) of the year at the Capital Nurse International Recruitment event in June, was joined by over 400 nurses and midwives from across the country.

He said: “I was honoured to represent our Trust and was so proud to be there. I never expected I would ever meet the King when starting my nursing career here in London.


“I thanked him for the opportunity and he said thank you to me for working for the NHS.”

Harry met His Majesty, as well as Dame Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer of England, at the event.

Chief Nurse Kathryn Halford, said: “Harry has made such a positive impact to nursing here at our Trust and deserved to celebrate the contribution of international nurses and midwives at the birthday reception for King Charles III.”

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