Honoured for Ebola Work

NHS Forth Valley Emergency Consultant Dr Roger Alcock, who was among the first NHS volunteers to travel to Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola, has been honoured with a medal for his work at the Port Loko Treatment Centre. It was presented at 10 Downing Street by International Development Secretary Justine Greening.

Dr Alcock described the outbreak – which resulted in more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa – as a medical humanitarian crisis where urgent help was needed to control and contain the virus. After receiving his medal he commented: “It is a great honour and totally unexpected and I feel that the medal is really not just for me but for all the people back in the UK who supported me.”