Deputy sister Sue Palmer is to celebrate over 40 years of service (Credit: Nottingham University Hospitals)

A deputy sister at Queens Medical Centre is to be given an award which recognises 40 years of service to the NHS.

Sue Palmer works in the Gastroenterology department, having started her student nurse training in NUH in 1977.

Long Service Awards, which runs annually, recognises staff who have worked for Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) for 25-40 plus years whilst making ‘remarkable contributions’, a NHS spokesman said.

Sue commented on her time in the NHS saying: “NUH is full of amazing people and I have never wanted to work anywhere else.

“My experience has been rewarding, has shown dedication and led to many life-long friendships.”

“I really am most proud of receiving my Head and Neck diploma on graduation day as I was working with Maxillofacial patients at the time and had done several courses which amounted to the diploma.”

Also celebrating a special milestone is Ann McGoran (Credit: Nottingham University Hospitals)

Also receiving an award is Magnet and Shared Governance Lead for Cancer and Associated Specialties division Ann McGoran, who is celebrating over 30 years with NUH.

“I never saw myself staying in one organisation for 25 years never mind 30 years.

“NUH has provided me with a number of career opportunities which is why I continue to work here, and each role has provided me with different challenges and learning opportunities – which are what has made me stay and kept me interested.”

A special event is to be held on May 10 for all invited NHS staff to have received an award.