Media Release

Staff are silver stars at awards ceremony

Staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn are celebrating after the Trust received a national recognition award from the Ministry of Defence.

The Employer Recognition Standard Silver Award is presented to organisations that offer excellent support to service leavers, reservists, cadet forces, adult volunteers and employees with family in the forces.

Emma Harrison, Patient Experience Manager, travelled to London with Chairman Professor Steve Barnett and CEO Caroline Shaw CBE to receive the award after working with colleagues to achieve this accolade.

Emma tweeted: “It has been a great honour to represent TeamQEH and all the team who worked towards this award. Now we go for gold.”

The criteria for the award includes having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and proactively demonstrating service personnel and armed forces communities do not undergo any unfair disadvantages as part of our recruitment process.

Members of QEH have been working closing with RAF Marham, discussing career opportunities at the Trust with spouses and explaining what we do as an organisation to support our colleagues and their families.

The Trust has organised events for Armed Forces Day, Remembrance and other events in the calendar to build strong links with the forces.

The Trust is also supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund (which is celebrating its centenary this year) by raising funds through walking/running 100 miles over 5 months.

Caroline Shaw praised Emma for her hard working in achieving this award tweeting: “It was a real honour to attend this event and a huge thank you to the wonderful Emma Harrison for making it happen.”

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