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Celebrating 150 years of caring for children and young people

Evelina London has kicked off 150th anniversary celebrations with staff, launching a short film and announcing Evelina 150 Stars awards.

Staff across Evelina London celebrated the beginning of a year of activities to mark 150 years since the original Evelina Hospital for Sick Children opened on Southwark Bridge Road.

A short film made in celebration of the milestone year shows children and young people cared for by Evelina London talking about what makes it so special and why our staff make such a big difference to their lives.

At a celebration event, Sir Hugh Taylor, Chairman, and Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, presented the first Evelina 150 Stars awards. Our new ‘Evelina 150 Stars’ award scheme is running throughout 2019 and has been created to recognise outstanding Evelina London staff.

Sir Hugh thanked all staff for their contribution, and reflected: “We have a great tradition of wonderful staff at Evelina London. It was true when it was founded and it’s true today. It’s really great to be able to honour our staff for the amazing work they do caring for children and young people. All of the award winners should feel immensely proud of their achievements.”

Miranda Jenkins, Director of Strategy at Evelina London, said: “150 years ago Evelina London was born out of love, when in memory of his beloved wife and child, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild created a lifeline for the poorest and most vulnerable children. Since 1869 we have been saving lives, improving health and inspiring better futures. This year, we will be celebrating everything about Evelina London from our extraordinary history to the everyday and specialist care we provide today. We’re looking forward to a year of fun, bringing together our amazing staff, incredible families and brilliant supporters.”

Read the full story at Evelina London Children’s Hospital