The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

December Evelina 150 Stars

Meet this month's winners
The words December winners and some colourful stars.

We know that we would not be where we are today without our amazing staff. That's why, in our 150th birthday year, we are celebrating teams and individuals with a special award. Every month, we select worthy winners to be our Evelina 150 Stars

This December, we created five special categories to recognise our final Evelina 150 Stars of the year, who were awarded at our end of year staff celebration event. 

Find out why our panel selected them below, and well done to everyone who was nominated.


Fundraising award: Grainne Walsh, Dr Nick Ware and Dr Helen Jones, our Transplant Trio

Grainne Walsh and Dr Nick Ware. They are also holding an Evelina 150 Star certificate for Dr Helen Jones.

Grainne Walsh and Dr Nick Ware holding a certificate for Dr Helen Jones.

For taking part in several fundraising events this year, raising almost £20,000.

For leading by example and inspiring many others to get involved in fundraising, to ensure we provide above and beyond experiences for our families.



Patients’ choice award: Janet Bennett, healthcare assistant


 Janet Bennett

For providing compassionate, personalised care to our kidney patients for 20 years.

For supporting young people at social events outside the hospital to help enrich their lives.




Team award: outpatients team

Three members of our outpatients team holding their Evelina 150 Star certificates.

 Three members of our outpatients team

For their professionalism and excellent response to an incident with a patient who became challenging during a clinic.

For upholding a wonderfully welcoming service with excellent safeguarding measures.




Unsung hero award: Will Thornhill, principal pharmacist


 Will Thornhill

For being an incredible team player, always making time to listen to others regardless of their seniority.

For bringing such excellent knowledge and expertise to Evelina London yet remaining so humble and dedicated.




Lifetime achievement award: Dr Chris Reid, head of the renal service


 Dr Chris Reid

For playing such a huge role in the development of the renal department over his 20 years working at Evelina London.

For truly demonstrating compassionate care with his patients, never dismissing the concerns of patients and their families.


Learn about our history

Did you know we have been caring for children and young people for over 150 years?

Hear about our history of care from the perspective of our staff.