Posted on: 29 April 2024

Two colleagues from CNWL’s Emergency Planning team have received a medal in recognition of their work supporting NHS preparations across London for the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla last year.

They are:

  • Surriya Subramanian (Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Manager)
  • Natalie Palmer (Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Coordinator)

Surriya and Natalie attended a ceremony, alongside NHS colleagues, at Guy’s Hospital where Regional Director, Caroline Clarke presented their medals. They also received a letter from NHS England Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard.

Surriya said:

“We support CNWL teams so they are able to maintain excellent patient care and safety when there are disruptions or emergencies. Natalie created an online map which was invaluable for locating and assisting services that needed to prepare for road closures and the thousands of visitors who came to celebrate the event.”



The King’s Coronation Medal is made of nickel silver and features portraits of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the front. The back features the Royal Cypher and a laurel wreath. The ribbon is red, white and blue, representing the colours in the UK flag.

400,000 frontline and emergency workers were selected to receive the medal, including members of the police, fire, ambulance workers and armed forces with five years of full service.