The Independent London Newspaper
22nd September 2018

Irish President Michael D Higgins visits Euston hospital

    Irish President Michael D Higgins with Irish staff at UCLH

    Irish President Michael D Higgins with Irish staff at UCLH

    Published: 10 April, 2014

    THE President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited University College Hospital yesterday (Wednesday) to pay tribute to Irish NHS workers.

    The President met around 20 Irish members of staff from UCLH, including doctors, nurses, consultants and senior managers, to thank them for their work.

    He took a tour of the Elderly Medicine Ward where he was shown around by matron Josie Gladney, originally from St Mullins, County Carlow, and ward sister Sharon Lynagh, from Athboy, County Meath. 

    Ms Gladney said: “When people told me the President of Ireland was coming to University College Hospital I thought they were playing a joke on me. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and makes me really proud to be Irish, really proud of my heritage and really proud to show the President the great place where I work and the great work that we do at UCLH.”

    UCLH chief executive Sir Robert Naylor said: “We are incredibly proud of our multicultural workforce and our Irish colleagues play an integral part in making this one of the leading trusts in the NHS.”


    Sorry but where's theis

    Sorry but where's theis Euston hospital? Most readers will probably be a tad more familiar with the UCH.

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