Marilyn Sugarhood, an ICT programme administrator at Great Ormond
Street Hospital NHS Trust (GOSH) has been recognised for her services to
the hospital in the New Year Honours list. Marilyn, who has worked at
GOSH for 43 years, has been awarded an MBE, which she will receive in a
ceremony at Buckingham Palace later this year.
Commenting on the award, Marilyn said
certainly wasn't expecting it. I think of it more as a long service
award as I've been at GOSH for so many years. I don't think many have
been here as long as me, but I have just been doing my job! I am lucky
enough to have been to the palace before, for a garden party after being
at the hospital for 30 years, but this visit will be extra special, and
a good excuse to buy a new outfit!"
Marilyn's first job at GOSH
was as a medical secretary in the radiology department in 1965. For the
last eight years, she has helped to implement ICT programmes, including
the electronic prescribing and patient records systems.
Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust said:
award is a fantastic acknowledgement of Marilyn's commitment and
dedication to the hospital. I'm sure that Marilyn’s friends and
colleagues at GOSH will join me in congratulating her."
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