Former student Hasnain Khan, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his work during the Covid-19 pandemic
Higham Lane School is enormously proud of our former student Hasnain Khan, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 22-year-old medical student, studying in Sheffield, worked as a medical student volunteer coordinator and was recognised for services to healthcare in South Yorkshire during Covid-19.
With the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, he led an initiative called ‘Sheffield Medical Students Helping Hands’, which has offered vital voluntary services to doctors, nurses and healthcare workers during the crisis.
Driven by the desire to help future colleagues and ease pressure on the NHS, Hasnain organised 400 medical students who volunteered to play an active role in the response to the pandemic.
Students volunteered in a range of NHS hospital and community sites delivering drugs to patients at home - including those undergoing cancer treatment.
They also took blood and evaluated patients in hospitals, hospices and GP surgeries and carried out vital administration to free up other staff.
Well done Hasnain! You are a wonderful role model to our students! You have shown what can be achieved through problem solving, teamwork and determination. We are so proud of you!