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Lincoln County Hospital porter Peter Quinlan, 84, nominated for national award after 23 years of service

A porter who intended to work for a hospital for three months and is still there 23 years later is up for an award for his unwavering commitment.

Peter Quinlan, known as ‘Snowy’ to his colleagues, originally started work for the Lincoln County Hospital for three months – that was 23 years ago.

Now, at the age of 84, Peter’s dedication has been recognised with his nomination for the Dennis Southern Lifetime Achievement Award at the National MyPorter Awards.

Peter 'Snowy' Quinlan has been nominated for Dennis Southern Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter 'Snowy' Quinlan has been nominated for Dennis Southern Lifetime Achievement Award

In honour of Dennis Southern, a porter who showed passion and care throughout his career, the award is given to those who embody Dennis' morals, ethics and outlook.

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“Snowy really is a wave of sunshine that passes through the hospital and brings a smile to the face of everyone he meets,” said Peter’s nominator.

The porter will be heading to London on February 21 for a ceremony, where he will meet other nominees.

Wayne McIntosh, head of facilities at the hospital’s trust, said: “We all know how amazing ‘Snowy’ is, his energy and personality are amazing and an inspiration to us all.

“For him to receive this national recognition gives us the perfect opportunity to highlight his dedication and commitment to patients and colleagues at Lincoln County Hospital, it also lets us publicly say a massive thank you.

“Good luck ‘Snowy’ we are all rooting for you.”

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