​Care and Compassion special awards

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From left; Jackie Ballard, NHS Lambeth CCG; Heather Lawrence, Chair, London Ambulance Service; Lucy Canning, Associate Director of Strategy and Commercial, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Richard Welch, Borough Commander, London Fire Brigade (Lambeth);Becky Riggs, Deputy Borough Commander, Metropolitan Police; Sarah Wilding, Director of Nursing, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Helen Charlesworth-May, Strategic Director, London Borough of Lambeth; Andrew Eyers, NHS Lambeth CCG.

This year, special recognition was paid to the selfless contribution of staff from across local public services who were involved in helping people affected by the recent events at Westminster Bridge, London Bridge and Grenfell Tower. Lammy Awards were presented to local representatives of the ambulance service, hospital and mental health, fire service, the police and council teams to take back to their organisations to say thank you to their staff on the CCGs behalf. Heather Lawrence, Chair the London Ambulance Service spoke on behalf of all the organisations.

Dr Adrian McLachlan, Chair of Lambeth CCG, said:

"The impact of caring for people in these circumstances will stay with staff long after the events have ended. The courage and commitment shown in caring for patients and for each other has been exceptional."

Representatives of the services that collected awards on behalf of their organisations were: 

  • Richard Welch, Borough Commander representing the London Fire Brigade (Lambeth)
  • Becky Riggs, Deputy Borough Commander representing the Metropolitan Police (Lambeth)                             
  • Helen Charlesworth-May, Strategic Director representing the London Borough of Lambeth
  • Lucy Canning, Associate Director of Strategy and Commercial representing South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Wilding, Director of Nursing representing Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and
  • Heather Lawrence, Chair representing the London Ambulance Service