Guy’s and St Thomas’ celebrate staff with more than 700 years’ experience between them

Kit Heren (09 December, 2021)

Sir Hugh Taylor, chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas' trust, said: 'We are incredibly grateful to every long-serving member of staff, for giving such dedication and loyalty to Guy’s and St Thomas’

50617David Clarke, one of the people being celebrated

Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital held an event to thank long-serving staff who between them have worked at the NHS trust for more than 700 years.

The 25 staff members celebrated have each worked at the trust for at least 25 years, in jobs including nursing, finance, housekeeping, physiotherapy, physicist, receptionists and procurement.

Sir Hugh Taylor, chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas’ trust, said: “We are incredibly grateful to every long-serving member of staff, for giving such dedication and loyalty to Guy’s and St Thomas’ for so much of their careers.

“Each one embodies the very spirit of the trust’s values, inspiring colleagues to do the same, and helps to provide the best experience and care possible for all our patients.”

Chief Executive Professor Ian Abbs read out citations which highlighted the skills and dedication of those who reached the quarter-century milestone. Each staff member was presented with a gold badge.

David Clarke, 58, from Lambeth, has worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ for nearly 27 years, and for 22 of those with the patient transport team.

David said: “I put my long service down to knowing as a team we play a very important role in making our patients’ experience of coming to and from the hospital a good and comfortable one, which aids their recovery.”

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