Honouring a lifetime’s work in forensic mental health services
Intended for healthcare professionals
Feature Previous     Next

Honouring a lifetime’s work in forensic mental health services

Elaine Cole RCNi special projects editor

Nurse consultant Noel McDonald won a Special Recognition Award for transforming patient experience at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

In 2000, Northern Ireland had no dedicated inpatient forensic mental health service. Instead, patients were sent to a high secure unit in Scotland or other parts of the UK. Nurse consultant Noel McDonald witnessed the trauma caused to patients, family and staff as loved ones were transferred elsewhere.

Nursing Management. 28, 6, 18-19. doi: 10.7748/nm.28.6.18.s7

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or