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Papworth surgeons named 'Heroes' for their pioneering life saving work

Surgeons Steven Tsui and Stephen Large have been given a special award for their work on heart transplants.

They have been given the Pioneering Hero Award at this year's NHS Heroes Awards.

Steven Tsui and Stephen Large with the Hero Pioneer Award presented by Lord Robert Winston and Dame Shirley Bassey Credit: PA Wire

Their work has made it possible to restart a heart allowing a new type of transplant, in turn that has meant more people on the donor register can receive a new heart and has saved more lives.

They were given the award at a star studded event last night and it will be shown on ITV on Monday night at 8.30pm

During the awards Prince William described the NHS as “one of our country’s greatest treasures”. He delivered a special tribute message describing all NHS staff as “truly inspirational”.

The Duchess of Cornwall greeted by Paul O'Grady Credit: ITV Anglia

Last night's awards were hosted by Paul O’Grady, with winners drawn from the full range of frontline NHS services across the UK.

Click below to watch our report from Elodie Harper