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Volunteers honoured at Queen's Award ceremony

Published 27/10/2016

Volunteers supporting Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been honoured for their work with the official presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Representatives from the team of 500 volunteers attended a ceremony to receive the award from Willy Tucker, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, who presented the accolade on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.

The youngest volunteer, 17-year-old Hannah Whitfield, collected the Grant of Appointment from the Lord Lieutenant, and the award was accepted by Andy Warren, the longest-serving Trust volunteer, who has worked in the Emergency Department for the past 40 years.

Cathy Winfield, Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse, said: “Our volunteers are the lifeblood of this organisation and we are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of supporters. Each one of them is truly amazing; I’m so proud of them all.”

The Queen’s Award is known as the MBE for voluntary groups. It is the highest honour for voluntary groups, and recognises the great impact and contribution made by the volunteers in the way they support patients, visitors and staff.

Volunteers work in more than 80 roles across the Royal Derby and London Road Community Hospitals, including supporting the bereavement services to delivering newspapers on wards. 

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