David, a local resident, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 70 years ago - shortly after our beloved NHS was founded.
Today I was delighted to attend St George's Hospital and present David with a medal honouring his achievement. It was great to spend time with David, his wife Ann, the team, and guide dog Jules.
We also made sure to recognise David's contribution to the community, where he worked until he was 75. He's a real inspiration.