Richard is our unsung hero

LAUGHTER Unsung hero winner Richard Allison. Picture: Steve Reid (123091-043)
LAUGHTER Unsung hero winner Richard Allison. Picture: Steve Reid (123091-043)

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HIS role is pivotal in ensuring the grounds of Queen Alexandra Hospital are kept clean and tidy – a job Richard Allison does extremely well.

And he does it so well that hospital visitor Ethel Ackerman decided to highlight this good work by putting him forward for the Best of Health Awards 2012.

Richard, 40, won the category of Unsung Hero at Friday night’s award ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Richard is employed by Flora-tec, which is contracted by Carillion to keep the grounds of the hospital tidy.

On winning his award, Richard said: ‘I was happy and pleased to have won.

‘I enjoy meeting people and them saying what a good job I do.

‘I go around picking litter and making sure everywhere is tidy.

‘I really enjoy doing my job.’

The Unsung Hero category praises the hidden army that supports our health service, and that’s the countless people and volunteers who help in the medical sector.

Those nominated in this category often complement and enhance the health service.

Runner up in this category was Don Veal, who works on collecting information on deep vein thrombosis at QA.

But he also gets involved with information days and putting smiles on patients’ faces.