Our very own Ami Jones, Intensive Care Consultant, joined NHS Wales Chief Executive, Judith Paget, to collect the George Cross from the Queen at a ceremony in Windsor Castle yesterday (12 July).
Ami and Judith, our former CEO, received the award on behalf of the entire team of NHS Wales workers in recognition of their courage, compassion and skill throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Her Majesty The Queen was accompanied by the Prince of Wales for the presentation.
Ami, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves, said: “As someone who serves in the Military, I appreciate that only the very best receive this medal and our amazing NHS staff are certainly worthy recipients. Our staff would have never imagined that such a daunting pandemic would take place in their lifetimes, but they put their own fears aside to provide excellent care to their patients and find solutions to the unprecedented problems that they faced on a daily basis.”
Picture: Ami shakes hands with Her Majesty The Queen
Picture: Ami and Judith receive George Cross from Her Majesty The Queen
Picture credits: Aaron Chown/PA Media