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QEH Catering Manager scoops up second award for Covid-19 response

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A catering manager at the QEH in Lynn, has been recognised in the Apprenticeships Norfolk Awards 2021 for his work for the community throughout the pandemic.

Stewart Nimmo is currently undertaking a Level 5 Management Apprenticeship, and has been awarded the COVID-19 Response Special Recognition Award for work he has done for the hospital and the wider community in the last year.

Community champion of the week Stewart Nimmo with his award, supplied by QEH (44489355)
Community champion of the week Stewart Nimmo with his award, supplied by QEH (44489355)

Mr Nimmo has been ensuring all staff receive the food and drink they need, including creating additional meal bags for frontline staff who struggle to get to the shops outside their shifts and also providing the Covid wards with refreshments.

This is the second time within the year that Mr Nimmo has been recognised for his dedication and passion, as he was announced the winner of the hospital’s Behind the Scenes Award at their annual awards scheme at the end of last year.

Mr Nimmo also gave back to the community last Easter by delivering Easter eggs to care homes, other emergency services and the Post Office.

The catering manager said: “It was a surprise and a shock to have won. I felt like I didn’t do anything different to what anyone else would have done in the same situation by trying to take the pressure off our frontline staff so they can focus on giving the best patient care possible.

“In March, everything changed overnight. It was a tough time for us all, but we got through it together and we continue to push through it together. I’m a small cog in a big wheel, the Catering Department has such a great team spirit.”

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