A WOMAN from St George’s Hospital who has battled with multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years has won a major disability award.

Margaret Morrison, Head of Facilities at the South London hospital, won the regional Remploy disability award last Wednesday (7 September) after being nominated by friends and colleagues for “making a significant contribution to the organisation.”

Margaret, 47, developed multiple sclerosis in the 1980s but more than ten years passed before she was diagnosed with the relapsing-remitting form of the disease.

She works full-time at St George’s Hospital where she is in charge of patient transport, portering and hospital food.

Speaking about her award and living with MS, Margaret said:

“I’m really thrilled and it was wonderful to win the award.

“How I manage my condition is the same way I manage my work.

“You have good days and bad days, but you just have to get on with things.

“My condition hasn’t stopped me from working and everyone in the hospital has given me so much support.”

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was given the ‘two ticks’ award in 2001 for ensuring that its policies, procedures and practices allowed disabled people to be recruited fairly into the organisation.

Margaret was presented with her award by the disabled actress Julie Fernandez who was last seen in the BBC hit comedy ‘The Office’ starring Ricky Gervais.