Congratulations to all those who received an award at the Long Service Awards 2019.
Thanks to the generosity of Barts Charity, we are delighted to be able to recognise all those staff having worked for Barts Health for 25, 30, 40 and 50 years. Due to the large number of our staff who have clocked up 15 years' service, we’ve organised a separate event to acknowledge the 500+ staff.
25 year awards. This takes us back to 1994 and you may remember some of these memories from that year:
- The first passengers travelled through the Channel Tunnel
- Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president
- The NHS organ donor register was set up
- The ‘Save Barts Campaign’, which existed in 1992 and 1996, was in ‘full swing’
90 staff have worked for Barts Health for 25 years.
30 year awards, this takes us back to 1989 and you may remember some of these memories from that year:
- The House of Commons was televised for the first time
- The White Paper ‘NHS working for patients 1989’ was published
- 1989 saw the inauguration of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service at the London Hospital
Over 50 staff have worked for Barts Health for 30 years.
40 year awards. These are some events from 1979:
- Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to be elected as UK prime minister
- Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast in America’ became the number 1 album in the USA
- Sony released the Walkman
- Inflation rose to 13.4%
Nine staff have worked at Barts Health for 40 years.
Chairman of Barts Health Ian Peters said: "I’d like to give thanks to one other member of staff who is not able to attend this evening. Thomas Sheppard, porter at Newham is celebrating 50 years of continuous service with us this year. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s a remarkable achievement - he started in 1969 when the NHS would the NHS would have been celebrating becoming 21! Last year you’ll recall we celebrated its 70th anniversary.
"Thank you for your unstinting long service - tonight we’ve celebrated truly remarkable dedication to Barts Health."
50 years ago:
- The UK was using a different currency – pounds, shilling and pence!
- On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface. It was watched by an estimated 500 million people worldwide - the largest television audience for a live broadcast at that time. Neil Armstrong became first person to step onto the moon just before 3pm the next day.
- The Ford Capri was launched
- Kes film was released at the London film festival
25 years of service
Hawa Deen Conteh
30 years of service
Monowara Rahman Zaman
40 years of service
50 years of service