Timeline:

2nd July 2020
' Nominations open '
5th July 2020
' NHS's 72nd birthday '
1st September 2020
' Nominations close '
23rd November 2020
' Shortlist announced '
7th July 2021
' Awards ceremony '

Kathy Gibbs, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

LAA-EE-Kathy Gibbs, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

East of England

Kathy, is the longest serving member of staff, working for 53 years’ in the NHS at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and has only very recently retired (March 2019). Kathy started work in the NHS at PAH as a cadet nurse in 1965 aged 17. She worked in outpatients, radiology, pharmacy and several of the inpatient wards whilst attending teaching sessions at St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping, before undergoing further training in 1966 to qualify as a registered nurse working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Kathy has played a central role in defining nursing education and quality improvement, as well as role modelling the professionalism of Nursing and patient care at The Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Nominated by: Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP