An alumna of Silliman University in Dumaguete City is believed to be the first Filipino to receive a national award in the United Kingdom.
Mylene Freires, who graduated from the College of Nursing in 1992, is a recipient of the 2010 Mary Seacole Development Award, a recognition given to healthcare professionals in the UK who have significantly contributed to patient care, SU sources said.
The Philippine Embassy in London said the award cites Freires for her project on the development of nurse-led Port-a-Cath insertion service for patients with sickle cell disease on red cell exchange program.
Freires, a member of the Board of Directors of the Silliman University Alumni Association-United Kingdom Chapter, also received a grant of 6,250 British pounds from Rt. Hon. Anne Milton, MP, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health at the Royal College of Nursing in London, the same sources said.*JFP
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