A tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

09 September 2022

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, which was announced yesterday.

The Queen was the longest reigning monarch in British history, and the second-longest reigning monarch in the world. As head of state for the UK and the Commonwealth, the Queen provided invaluable continuity and unity during her reign of seventy years.   
The Queen will always be known for her unwavering sense of duty and devotion in a life of service to her people. She was patron to 74 health-related charities including the British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Physicians and Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Jennifer Burns, President of the British Geriatrics Society, commented:

All at the BGS were sad to hear news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Her enduring support for so many charities in the health sector is a resounding testimony to a life of public service. On behalf of our members, staff, and officers of the British Geriatrics Society, we would like to convey our deepest condolences to our Patron, His Majesty the King, and to the Royal Family.”