As it marks its 70th anniversary, the NHS is determined to celebrate the contribution of its ethnic minority staff.
Eight ELFT staff have been nominated for a Windrush NHS 70 Award. Votes from the public will decide who the worthy award winners will be. So get voting! You need to vote by Friday 11 May 2018
Three members of staff have been nominated for an Unsung Hero Award.
Five managers have been nominated for an Inspirational Leader Award.
The Windrush NHS 70 awards are for BME staff who make a key contribution to patient care and to those who provide support to BME people.
You can vote for the person you think most deserves an award on the links below:
Unsung Heroes category
Newham Continence Specialist, Sabria Harve - here
Luton's Zaz and Shannaz mental health workers - here
Outstanding Hackney Receptionist, Maxine Campbell - here
Inspirational Leaders category
Luton Team manager Catherine Aganoglu - here
Tower Hamlets matron, Clayton Walrond - here
Lead nurse, Alex Obamwonyi - here
Nurse Olubenga Adebayo - here
And our Chair, Marie Gabriel - here
On 22 June 1948 the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, bringing the first wave of immigrants from the Caribbean to support the reconstruction of post war Britain. People were invited by the British Government to come to the ‘mother country’ to live and to work. There was a big recruitment drive all over the Caribbean, highlighting the opportunities that existed in England and many Caribbean people took the once in a lifetime opportunity to come.