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PAHT people recognised with special award at council ceremony

The community have recognised staff our #PAHTPeople with a special award.

Local people nominated PAHT for a Civic Award, which was formally accepted by Lance McCarthy, chief executive, from the new vice chair of Harlow Council, Councillor Maggie Hulcoop, in a socially distanced presentation on Wednesday (19 May).

Official acknowledgement of the award took place at the Full Council meeting yesterday (Thursday 20 May).

The annual initiative, usually involving award nominations from a councillor, was extended to the public this year. The community nominated unsung heroes who they would like to see recognised, resulting in several nominations for staff at PAHT.

Lance McCarthy, chief executive of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, said: “I am proud and humbled to receive this special award on behalf of all my colleagues at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

“On behalf of all at PAHT, thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate our people. It is wonderful for our people to be acknowledged in this way.

“I’d also like to thank the community for their support, including all of their gifts, donations, and kind words over the last year and to thank the chair, chief executive and all at Harlow Council for their unerring and continued support for the hospital.”

Councillor Maggie Hulcoop, new vice chair of Harlow Council, said: "The staff at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust make such a huge difference to people's lives on a daily basis - more so as we've navigated our way through the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is so heart-warming to see that the people of Harlow have chosen PAHT for a Civic Award - they thoroughly deserve it."

Photo credit: Brian Thomas Photography

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.