Celebrating long service on NHS Day

Alongside the 70th anniversary on 5th July, there were more celebrations at RCHT as staff were presented with awards recognising their long service to the NHS.
Alongside the 70th anniversary on 5th July, there were more celebrations at RCHT as staff were presented with awards recognising their long service to the NHS.

The Long Service Awards is an annual event at the Trust for every member of staff who has reached their 25 year milestone of working for the NHS. This year’s event was hosted in the beautiful setting of Trelissick Gardens near Truro and timed to coincide with the day of celebration across the country.

The awards were presented by Acting Chairwoman, Mairi Mclean and Chief Executive, Kathy Byrne. Speaking to staff and their guests, Kathy said,

“Over your 25 years with the NHS you will have seen a great many changes but of course the one constant is the everyday focus on the work to provide the caring and compassionate services so highly regarded by our local community.

There is no denying our hospitals are busy places and we rarely have the opportunity to stop and acknowledge the outstanding work and achievements of individuals and teams.

This event, I’m glad to say, is one of those moments when we do!

Although not all were able to attend the event at Trelissick, almost 70 staff qualified for long service awards this year. Each will receive a glass memento crafted by local glassmaker, Jo Downs.

Added on July 13, 2018, in - Awards and Achievements