Service Contribution Awards
We recently proudly recognised the commitment and dedication of our staff through our Service Contribution Awards. Around 130 staff from across our Trust joined together to celebrate at both our Children’s and Women’s Hospital.
The special events gave us the opportunity to honour the contribution of staff who had reached the milestone of working for 20 years as part of our Trust family, alongside those that reached 25, 30 and 40 years of service within the NHS.
In total, colleagues honoured had clocked up a combined 5,870 years of service.
At the ceremony, hosted by Chief Executive, Sarah-Jane Marsh and Chairman Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, our inspiring colleagues were thanked and took back on a journey to what was happening on the world when they started their careers.
Back in 1999 Britain’s first solar eclipse since 1927 and the opening of the Millenium Dome was recalled , while 25 years ago the opening of the Channel Tunnel was remembered.
The Berlin Wall falling back in 1989 was discussed and, for our colleagues marking 40 years of service the memories of the Village People’s hit Y.M.C.A and its legendary dance came flooding back.
Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive, said:
“Our Service Contribution Awards were a truly wonderful to celebrate our hard- working deserving colleagues who have offered so much to care for and support women, children and families.
“It was a huge honour to be able to welcome so many of our fantastic colleagues and pay tribute.”