Yes, Helen Simmonds BEM, our Matron/Manager for over 20 years, was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list back in June 2021. It was for ‘her services to the elderly through the pandemic’.

Helen received the medal from the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent (she lives in Rogerstone) on behalf of her majesty the Queen.

Helen’s family were all there for the special day.