Steve Hasker has given 34 years of loyal service to the NHS in his work at Saint James Hospital. Even before starting in full time employment Steve attended the Hospital as a voluntry worker, helping in the Hospital Gardens. At the age of 16 he strted work as an apprentice Chef in their top class kitchens, whilst attending the Catering Department at Highbury College. Following successful completion of his City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 he qualified as a Chef and continued to work within the hospital kitchens until he was 21. During this time he represented the Hospital in various catering competitions with much success. At the age of 21 Steve made a career change, and took up a post as a support worker. After 1 year working on the wards he decided that he had found his true vocation, and applied to do his Nurse Training. Steve completed a three year training course at the St James Hospital School of Nursing and qualified as a staff nurse in 1984. Since then Steve has worked on all of the wards within the hospital, giving both selfless and dedicated service. We feel it appropriate that his service is given recognition by his employers, and petition them to make generous reward for the great work Steve has done.