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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Service of celebration to appreciate the work of county's NHS staff

15 September 2015

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(left to right) Rev. David Southall, Hospital Chaplain; with Harry Turner, Trust Chairman; and James Prior, Head Verger inside Worcester Cathedral.

A series of unique celebrations are taking place next week, from Sunday 20 September, to recognise and appreciate NHS staff in Worcestershire.

The week will see a number of events taking place offering everyone in the county the chance to come together with local NHS staff and thank the people who work tirelessly to deliver quality patient care.

The showcase event will be a Service of Celebration at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 20 September. The service, which starts at 1:30pm, is open to the public to attend on the day, giving everyone the chance to join together as a community in appreciation of those who care for us in our time of need.

The event will begin in style, with a procession of NHS staff and local dignitaries through the city centre, before a congregation comes together in a service of thanks. This year’s event will also include a multi-faith element to acknowledge the diversity of our healthcare staff.

Further events, celebrating the achievements of staff working at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, Worcestershire Royal Hospital and other sites across the county will also be held throughout the week, with a dedicated Staff Appreciation Day, the Long Service Awards recognising those with 25 years and 40 years’ service; and the annual Staff Achievement Awards.

Trust Chairman, Harry Turner said: “It’s been a tough year for NHS staff, but that’s why it’s more important than ever to engage with and take every opportunity to recognise the excellent work done by staff, day in, day out to care for the people of this county.

“It’s an opportunity for the whole county to come together and celebrate everything that’s good about the NHS.

“We’ve achieved so much this year - with the new additions of the Oncology Centre, Meadow Birth Centre and the modular operating theatre at the Alexandra Hospital as well as work getting underway on the county’s new Breast Unit, we have much to appreciate. I hope everyone across the county is able to take part in some way.”

Page last updated: 15 September 2015