With over 284 years of NHS service between them, a group of Huddersfield staff from South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust received long service awards at an event held today. The staff – who have all worked for 25 years in more in the NHS – work at a range of mental health and learning disability services across Huddersfield including St Luke’s hospital, Enfield Down and Rushbrooke House.
The long serving staff were presented with certificates and gift vouchers at a special event held at St Luke’s hospital.
Among the staff who received an award was Catherine Minshull, who is the manager at Rushbrooke House, Milnsbridge, a community in patient unit for people with mental health problems.
Catherine said "I started working at the NHS at Storthes Hall Hospital 25 years ago. I’ve seen lots of changes over the years including seeing the old hospital services replaced by better community services. I’ve enjoyed working with lots of different people and in lots of different environments."
Trust chief executive Steven Michael who presented the awards said, "This event is a great opportunity for South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust to thank our long serving staff for their remarkable contribution to the NHS. Their hard work and dedication helps to improve the lives of so many people with mental health problems and learning disabilities in the area. I’m delighted to present these awards as a token of the Trust’s appreciation of the commitment shown by these members of staff.”