TO SPEND the better part of your career with one company may strike some people as unusual.

Not so for 40 members of staff from St George’s Hospital who on Wednesday 24 November were praised for each giving more than a quarter of a century’s service to the Trust and its patients.

Every year, St George’s Hospital presents awards to staff who have worked at the Trust for 25 years.

The combined service of the 43 staff honoured on Wednesday – each of whom received a glass rose bowl in recognition of their extraordinary commitment – came to a staggering one thousand years.

Awards were given to a wide range of staff including consultants, midwives, nurses, radiographers and scientists.

Speaking at the ceremony, Naaz Coker, the chair of St George’s Hospital, paid tribute to staff by saying:

“I am always amazed by the wealth of talent and expertise that we have here at the hospital.

“Giving these awards is a wonderful tradition for the hospital and on behalf of the trust I would like to thank each and every one of the winners for their loyal service and commitment over so many years.”

Human resources director Colin Watts added his own words of thanks:

“It is astonishing when you consider all the people receiving awards tonight have dedicated nearly all their working life to this hospital.

“It is an achievement of which they and we can be rightly proud.”


Notes to editors

St George’s would like to congratulate the following staff and thank them for their continued service to the hospital and its patients:

Nelly Assoku, Senior staff nurse

Morganaigi Bahoorun, staff nurse

Sumintra Bandara, sister

Lorna Barracks, sister

Helen Breton, administrator

Trevor Brooks, craftsmen

Rosaleen Brown, staff nurse

Revalie Christie, staff nurse

Susan Clark, superintendent radiographer

Barbara Clay, medical secretary

Pauline Curran, midwife

Merlyn Douglas, staff nurse

Sharon Edwards, operating theatre practitioner

Sarita Fonseca, consultant

Gaynor Francis, admin support

Samuel Garcia, catering support

Gloria Henry, sister

Linda Howarth, superintendent radiographer

Yvonne Jemmott, staff nurse

Julie Johnson, biomedical scientist

Rose King, admin support

Jane Lacey, clinic assistant

Dawn Lee-Ogboro, senior staff nurse

Ann Leonard, administrator

Rosemary Lyall, microbiologist

Heather Marney, senior administrator

Ronald McKeran, consultant

William McLucas, pharmacist

Lian McLusky, admin support

Sook Ling Ng, staff nurse

Sarojenee Perienen, auxiliary nurse

Carol Richards, staff nurse

Michael Rudd, biomedical scientist

Nelia Sambavamoorthy, staff nurse

Joy Seaton, midwife

Jane Stanford, consultant

Robert Tanner, biomedical scientist

Manuela Toledo, catering support

Enoch Uthuba-Hatari, biomedical scientist

Mark Wansborough-Jones, consultant

Mary Whitehead, clinical assistant

Deanna Willcocks, receptionist

Sew Chu Wong, operating theatre practitioner