Nursing staff with UB40 at the Corn Exchange.

Nursing staff from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn had a special treat this week – thanks to UB40.

The neonatal intensive care team were given the full VIP treatment when the band came to town for a show at the Corn Exchange on Tuesday evening.

Band member Martin Meredith spent 15 hours a day at the hospital when his son Sterling was born.

“He was very early and weighed 850 grammes, less than 2lb. He was right on the edge and had transfusions, treatment and it was a rocky road for us.

“The staff were brilliant and we will never forget what they did. I am so proud of the NHS and this is really the unseen work. The security is so tight around the children’s areas that no-one gets to see the brilliant work these people do,” said Mr Meredith.

Now two-years-old, Sterling made a full recovery and is doing well and Mr Meredith and his partner Jessica remain in touch with the staff.

“We will never forget what they all did and will help whenever we can.

“I was hoping to do some busking for them last year, but we have been on tour so when it is finished we will  do what we can to raise awareness for the great unit and the staff there.”