More than 60 nurses and midwives have graduated, bolstering the ranks at BHRUT hospitals.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) welcomed the newly qualified nurses and midwives with a graduation ceremony at Queen’s hospital in Romford on Tuesday, October 1.

Kathryn Halford, chief nurse and deputy chief executive at the trust, herself a nurse of almost 40 years, said: “As chief nurse at your training hospital, I’m hugely proud to present you with a badge that you’ll most likely wear proudly for the rest of your career.

“You’re all at the beginning of an exciting journey and I wish you all a happy and rewarding career.”

Kathryn presented graduates with a badge to wear on their uniform, representing where they trained and a certificate of achievement.

The trust, which also runs King George hospital in Ilford, welcomed university tutors, friends, and family to the ceremony, who proudly watched their loved ones graduate.