A local sister, who has spent the past 15 years looking after the sick and terminally ill at Meadow House Hospice in Ealing, has been presented with a medal.
Sister Nichola Lovett was awarded the Badge of the Order of Mercy by the League of Mercy Foundation.
The organisation originally helped recruit volunteers to work with the sick and terminally ill in charitable hospitals but was disbanded following the creation of the NHS.
It reformed in 1999 and today recognises and rewards volunteers’ achievements in areas including working with the elderly, homelessness and young people at risk.
Sister Lovett, who worked as a nurse and midwife in Africa and is a trained HIV/AIDS consultant, currently works with the hospice’s day team.
Meadow House provides care and support for patients who have illnesses that can’t be cured offering pain management and psychological, social and spiritual support for the individual and their family or carer
Staff at the hospice in Uxbridge Road say nothing is too much trouble for Sister Lovett and she is hugely appreciated by everyone she comes into contact with.
She was presented with her medal at a special ceremony in the City of London.