The Public Services Award

Winner: Lou Pickett & Karen Hodgkinson

The amazing team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s neonatal unit care for sick and premature babies 24/7 – 365 days a year. That in itself is extraordinary.

But it’s fair to say this year’s winners are extra special.

When the snow hit, the Duchy all but ground to a halt. Schools were closed. Roads were gridlocked.
That didn’t stop Lou Pickett and Karen Hodgkinson working round-the-clock for three days straight, to make sure the department’s excellent care continued.

The pair even slept on the ward, away from their own families.