Ken Miller joined Addenbrooke’s as a porter in 1968. He worked his way up though the portering department to the position of assistant portering manager which he held from 1989 until he transferred to the position of equipment team leader in 2003. Ken started to experience health problems in 2002 and sadly died of a heart attack in March 2004 after giving 36 years service to the Trust.
In his time at CUH, Ken Miller gained admiration and respect from many people in the Trust. In a tribute to Ken, it was said ‘Ken was one of those great people of Addenbrooke’s, not one of the most famous but one of those whom the place truly depends.’
This award will act as a lasting legacy to the dedication Ken Miller showed CUH and will be handed to previous or current estates and facilities employees of the Trust to honour similar commitment and motivation to providing support to patients and colleagues.
Criteria for nomination
Open to previous or current Estates and Facilities employees. The candidate will be nominated for one or more of the following criteria.
- For consistently providing a productive and dedicated service as a Trust employee with numerous notable achievements during their career to date having direct or indirect benefit to patients.
- For involvement in charity or volunteer work, providing quantifiable support to clinical activity, or direct benefits to patients at Addenbrooke’s.
- For being a promoter of major change, which has been implemented, and has proved significantly beneficial to patients, either directly or indirectly.
- For actions well beyond the call of duty, which may have saved a life or prevented major injury, death or serious damage.
Nominations may be put foward at any time but will be judged once per year and the award will only be presented to those who meet the required high standards. Winners of the award will have their names added to the roll of honour to be displayed adjacent to the boardroom.