St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust paid tribute to the dedication and loyalty of its staff and volunteers recently with a special dinner.

Ten members of staff who have each worked 25 years at the hospital received a glass rose bowel for serving an amazing quarter of a century. Seven others who could not attend the meal also had their names read out and will receive their tribute at a later date. The 17 recipients ranged from clerical staff and technicians to senior doctors and nurses. Seven long-serving volunteers were also honoured.

Joining them for the celebratory meal on Thursday 2 November were other staff who received outstanding achievement awards in at the Trust’s AGM in September.*

Naaz Coker, Chair of St George’s Hospital, described the award-winning staff as, “stars”.

“Each year it is my pleasure to say a personal thank you to each of our long-serving stars. St George’s is a great organisation and it is the high caliber of its staff that makes it so.”

Notes to editors

  1. For more information please contact Esther Ferguson in the Communications Unit on 020 8725 4521 or
  2. A press release was issued about the outstanding achievement awards in September.
  3. The long-service award winners were Suba Vadivalloo (Staff Nurse on a cancer ward) Bibi Lalljee (Senior Staff Nurse on a trauma and orthopaedics ward), Kim Lam (Haematology Technician), John Glees (Cancer Consultant), Barbara Weaver (Medical Secretary), Helen Cullinane (Payroll Clerk), Helen Schober (Senior Radiographer), Marion Wilkinson (Pharmacy Technician), Barbara Kleban-Stanczak (Trust Sterile Services Unit Manager), Gladys Choyen (nurse on Gunning Ward), Lesley Stuart (Head of Governance) , Ian Owen (Theatre Technician), Michael Bernard (Porter Supervisor), Patricia Thomas (Senior Nurse – Intensive Care Unit), Beverley Martin (Clerical Worker – Medical Records), Lee Scott (Senior Nurse Manager), Robert Marsden (Dermatology Consultant), Jacinta Okoye (A&E receptionist)
  4. Photographs of long-service award winners are available.