Bristol Travel Clinic and Kellaway Pharmacy Superintendent Pharmacist, Ade Williams has been recognised with the award of an MBE

Bristol Travel Clinic and Kellaway Pharmacy Superintendent Pharmacist, Ade Williams has been recognised with the award of an MBE in the New Years’s Honours List, cited ‘for services to the NHS and the community, particularly during COVID-19’. 

The Bristol Travel Clinic Team have been instrumental in helping to deliver Covid vaccinations across the region, with regular clinics at our local Kellaway Pharmacy in Westbury Park.

Ade first hit the headlines early in the pandemic, when with the support of local members of the This Mum Runs group, they facilitated the delivery of medicines and other essentials from local pharmacies and GP surgeries.  

He is a regular face on national, and local media, with a slot as the resident pharmacist on BBC Radio Bristol’s breakfast show; he has also been one of the faces of the pandemic for the NHS. 

On his award, Ade said: “I feel most undeserving, what I do is what everybody who works in the NHS does and replicates the generosity of our community. 

This award brings into focus the story of multiple expressions of selflessness; such as people who have taken breaks from homeschooling and their own lives to stand in the cold for hours to welcome people for their vaccination or help deliver prescriptions. 

The lesson is that when we all work together, we can make things better for everyone. It truly represents the community and the NHS at its very best.  

What a privilege and honour to have the opportunity to contribute to both. I am truly grateful for everyone that supports the work of the Kellaway Pharmacy Team, and our local NHS; together caring for and protecting the most vulnerable in our community.”

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