Long serving James Paget staff have been recognised for years of dedicated service at a special awards ceremony.
On Wednesday afternoon, 25 April, staff who have served 25 years or 40 years with the hospital, its predecessors, or the wider NHS were all recognised at the ceremony, held in the Conservatory at the Burrage Centre.
Among those receiving recognition were Jan McKirdy, Lead Nurse, Division of Surgery and Women’s & Children’s Services, with 40 years NHS service, and nine other staff members who have 25 years service.
Each was presented with a certificate, a specially engraved paperweight and a badge and they were thanked by James Paget University Hospital Chief Executive Christine Allen and Chair Anna Davidson.
Christine said; “In my time in the NHS we have seen a huge amount of change, and we recognise that at times it can be challenging, so it is important to take a minute and say thank you to our hard-working and long serving staff.”
Anna said; “One of the things that has struck me about the Paget is the people – we couldn’t do what we do without your skill and dedication.”