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Penwortham neuro consultant given surprise tour of Parliament after receiving MBE

Posted on - 6th December, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Penwortham, Politics, Preston News, South Ribble News
MP Katherine Fletcher with Professor Nihal Gurusinghe and wife Vicky. Pic: Katherine Fletcher

A consultant from Penwortham was given a surprise tour of Parliament by South Ribble MP, Katherine Fletcher the day after he received an MBE.

He was recognised for his contribution to charitable services in the New Year’s Honours List.

Professor Nihal Gurusinghe, was surprised by his wife, Vicky who organised the tour in secret alongside Ms. Fletcher.

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Professor Gurusinghe, who lives in Penwortham, was honoured for his work with charities such as the Sydney Driscoll Neuroscience Foundation in Preston, which he co-founded in 1989 with lawyer Andrew Ferguson.

He also works at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is the clinical lead for neurological-vascular conditions.

Professor Gurusinghe said: “Most people have little knowledge about the work of their local MP and what a massive responsibility it is to represent the people. We were amazed that Katherine was driving to Longton from Westminster for a meeting in poor weather conditions as part of a normal working day.

“Thank you to Katherine for giving a part of her valuable time to make this a memorable day.”

Katherine talked about his dedication to Preston.

She said: “He has made a huge difference to our community through his work and his charitable work. I am pleased he enjoyed his time with us and although I cannot compete with the King, I hope I added to a special time for a special person.”

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