Queen’s Hospital hosts touching ceremony to remember former staff

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 December 2017

Michelle, Derek and Carl with the newly unveiled memorial stone. Photo: BHRUT

Michelle, Derek and Carl with the newly unveiled memorial stone. Photo: BHRUT


A moving ceremony in remembrance of former NHS Trust Staff from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust was held on Friday.

In Lavender Garden at Queen’s Hospital, colleagues, friends and families gathered to remember their loved ones.

A memorial stone was dedicated to Lauren Corver, a former member of the Medical Admin Team.

Her father Derek, 88, said he was “very proud” of his daughter, who passed away in January.

He added: “She was a devoted girl and so many people thought so much of her, we all did, and it’s nice to know that and see it here today.”

Dedications were also made to Sue Breen-Bloom; mum to Saoirse and Sophia, remembered for her caring nature, intelligence, sense of humour and huge work ethic; Ken Jones, a hard-working porter who always had a smile, and John Crouch, the husband of Yvonne, a volunteer who helps to maintain the Lavender Garden.

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