Our annual long service awards, recognising the commitment of Royal Free London staff who have dedicated their lives to the NHS, took place on 16 November.

Members of staff reaching 25 or 40 years’ service in 2018 were invited to attend the awards which were led by Debbie Sanders, group chief nurse and David Grantham, director of workforce and organisational development. 

Physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and doctors were amongst those in attendance at the ceremony, which was held at Barnet Hospital, along with their friends and family and were awarded a certificate by Debbie and David.

Debbie Sanders was herself presented with a certificate for the 25 years of service she has given to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, something which she described as a ‘real honour’. 

The awards ceremony was followed by afternoon tea.

David Grantham said that the staff who had reached the milestone of 25 or 40 years’ continuous service to the trust have achieved something ‘really special’.

“One of the strengths of the Royal Free London is the experience provided by our staff who have devoted their working lives to this organisation. 
“We are passionate about recognising those members of staff who have shown true commitment, dedication and loyalty and we are delighted to celebrate this amazing achievement together."