NHS Forth Valley Ebola Doctor Honoured With Medal

Congratulations to NHS Forth Valley’s Dr Roger Alcock, who has been awarded a medal for his work fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Dr Alcock, who works in the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, travelled down to 10 Downing Street on Tuesday 7th July to be presented with his medal at a reception hosted by David Cameron.

After completing training in Liverpool, Dr Alcock was one of the first group of  NHS volunteers who headed out to Sierra Leone in November last year. You can read his full story in our Spring Community Newsletter

Medals was awarded to nearly three thousand people who helped tackle the epidemic and were awarded these by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, International Development Secretary Justine Greening, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

This is the first time in recent history that a medal has been created specifically to recognise those who have tackled a humanitarian crisis and is in recognition of the highly dangerous environment that workers were required to enter.