An NHS stalwart from Pegswood has received an award to mark his effort and dedication over the years.
Gordon Johnstone has worked in the health sector for 35 years. He began as a messenger at Wansbeck General Hospital and his job today is support services supervisor for the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s community hospitals.
In his nomination for the trust’s Building a Caring Future Staff Awards, he is praised for going well beyond what is expected of him and his strong commitment to his job and staff.
And the 52-year-old recently enjoyed a night to remember as he was chosen to be the recipient of the Making a Difference accolade.
Mr Johnstone, who is vice chair of the PTA at Newminster Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth and the Pegswood Community Action group, said: “I was very proud and touched to receive this award.
“It has been a privilege to work for the trust for the last 35 years and I have enjoyed every minute.
“I have had great support from colleagues over the years and I couldn’t have done my job without them. I would like to thank them all for their continued support.”
A total of 13 awards were handed out to individuals and teams during the ceremony by the trust’s chief executive, Jim Mackey, who said there was an excellent standard of nominations.