National medals of merit presented to OSJCT care workers for outstanding work

Karen Cheetham, Sarah Cornall and Radia Lakdim OSJCT

More than ten dedicated care professionals from the Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) have received prestigious medals from the British branch of the world’s oldest order of chivalry – the Sovereign Order of Malta.

Fourteen members of OSJCT’s team attended The Order of Malta’s St John’s Day Ceremony at Brompton Oratory in London on 23rd June. Hundreds of other people, including Knights and Dames of the Order, the Venerable Order of St. John and World Ambassadors, were also present.

Rosana Elana Hallett, Sarah Cornell and Susan Jones who work in Wiltshire were recognised; as were Elizabeth Russell, Marion Wood and Michelle Dobbs from Gloucestershire; Lincolnshire’s Jacqui Luke, Karen Cheetham and Jenny Foster; Rick Solomon, Robert Robertson, Rose Ramadhani and Farida Ait-Tales from Oxfordshire; and Radia Lakdim from West Sussex.

Kevin Hall, OSJCT’s Operations Director said: “Each year, the Sovereign Order of Malta recognises some of our finest care employees, and this year is no different. The fourteen recipients of the Medals of Honour are some of the hardest working employees within the Trust and we are delighted that they are part of our team.

“Delivering the highest level of person-centred care is our utmost priority, and being awarded such a prestigious national award is a testament to all of the passion and dedication our team put into meeting the needs of each and every one of our residents.”

The British Association of The Order of Malta was founded in 1875. A worldwide organisation dating from the eleventh century, the Order of Malta has 12,500 members, with around 300 belonging to the British Association.

The Order of Malta is one of the sponsoring Orders of OSJCT (the other being the Venerable Order of St John), and it provides eight of the organisation’s Trustees. The Order’s mission is to help those in need, and OSJCT’s provision of care for older people forms part of this mission.