Trust Chaplain, Eve Rose, presented with Lord Mayor’s Civic Crown Award

Published: 17 November 2020

On 16th November, the Lord Mayor of Hull awarded our Trust Chaplain, Eve Rose, with the Lord Mayor’s Civic Crown Award, for the work she has been doing with virtual services and chaplaincy.

The Lord Mayor learned of the brilliant work Eve has undertaken in recent months, not only within our Trust but throughout the city of Hull, as he was personally invited to join the services and mark important events such as the NHS’ Birthday, Freedom Festival and Pride.

When speaking to Eve, we learned that the core goals which drive her and underpin her services is to bring the wider community together, particularly during these challenging times that we currently find ourselves in.

Eve’s services are traditionally delivered in person for patients in community and acute services and also to the wider public for annual awareness dates and celebrations. When the pandemic began, Eve decided it would be fitting to move online to deliver virtual services, which have subsequently grown more and more popular over time.

She also told us about how her efforts are all about tackling issues together and bringing faith and hope into arenas that are not often spoken about in this way, such as LGBTQ+ rights, domestic abuse and multi-cultural celebrations such as Remembrance Day and Eid.

“It was my aim to use my services to look at things with new perspective and in different ways. It’s all about meeting people where they are and offering that hope and support to those who need it in that moment; to bring Church and faith to all kinds of people and cultures and bring everyone together as one.”

The news of Eve’s award has come at a time when we all need it most. It’s so wonderful to hear uplifting stories from in and around Hull during these challenging times and we couldn’t be prouder to see that Eve’s hard work and dedication to both our Trust and the wider community has been recognised in such an honourable way.

Eve’s next service will be held on Friday 27th November to support White Ribbon Day, a campaign which aims to end male violence against women. To join, please email hnf-tr.patientandcarerexperience@nhs.net.

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