The engraved citation reads ‘For service to the Island of Guernsey during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic’.
The award was presented in front of 70 club members and their guests following a talk given by Dr Brink about her experiences during the Covid-19 campaign at the club’s supper evening.
Club president David Parish thanked Dr Brink for all that she and her entire team at Public Health had achieved on behalf of Guernsey’s community.
‘Not only does the Rotary Club undertake major charitable initiatives in its own name throughout the year, it also seeks to shine a light on individuals and organisations who reflect our values of service and charity,’ he said.
‘There can be no greater example of our club’s motto of “Service above Self” than the uncompromising dedication so generously given by Dr Brink in steering the island through its biggest public health challenge in living memory.
‘Dr Brink’s expertise, work rate and dedication to the task at hand are matched only by the calm and reassuring manner of her briefings which leave us all feeling informed and secure in the knowledge that everything possible is being done on our behalf in unprecedented and frightening circumstances. The contribution of her and her department transcends anything that most of us will experience in our own working life.’
On receipt of the award, Dr Brink responded: ‘Thank you on behalf of the whole team, I am receiving this on their behalf.’