STAFF from West London NHS Trust and Ealing Community Partners were recognised by the Mayor of Ealing at a reception in the town hall on Friday (29).

Twelve members of staff attended as part of a 50-strong group of NHS employees.

The aim of the event was to pay tribute to the contributions of health staff during COVID.

Dr Christopher Hilton, Director of Ealing Place Based Partnership, thanked the council for its kindness.

He said: "There has been some outstanding collaboration between the local authority and its contractors and volunteers with health services.

"I hope flexibility, innovation and compassion shown by our colleagues continues and that, together, we form a lasting legacy for Ealing."

NHS staff received certificates of appreciation from the mayor.

Dr Arjun Dhillon and Dr Graham Stretch were recognised for their work in care homes, Bianca Postelmans for children's services, Bhekiwe Mngometulu and Christine Wendam for intermediate care at Clayponds and the NHS Mary Robinson Unit, and Alexis Santiago for community nursing.

Linda Nazarko collected certificates on behalf of herself, Matthew Wilding and Elaine Smith for their work in physical healthcare and the borough vaccination centre.

Lillian Hove was recognised for her work as a practice development nurse and advocate for BAME colleagues, along with Carlos Mendonza, from the Ealing Facilities Team, and Doreen Kessie, who worked in Ealing Liaison Psychiatry service.