An intensive care consultant from Northwick Park Hospital has hailed his colleagues after receiving an OBE.

Ganesh Suntharalingam was given the honour by Prince Charles for services to the NHS before and during the pandemic. 

The consultant said: “It was a fantastic day, and for me it was very much on behalf of all my NHS Trust and Intensive Care Society colleagues who have put so much of themselves into the last 18 months.

“What really struck me was the diversity of people receiving honours, and how much the Palace staff and military volunteers went out of their way to make everyone feel at ease.”

Ganesh, who also works at Ealing Hospital, had previously met Prince Charles when he opened Central Middlesex Hospital some years earlier.

After the ceremony at St James Palace he was also able to personally thank fellow OBE winner Nigel Slater for inspiring many years of home cookery.

NHSE boss Simon Stevens was also there collecting his knighthood.

Ganesh and his wife Kim spent some time chatting with Prince Charles about the pandemic and her field of work in new drug development. 

“It’s been a real privilege to stand with such brilliant colleagues through such difficult times,” Ganesh said.

“This award is for them, as well as all our spouses and families who have done so much to support us.”