On Tuesday 19 November, we held an event to recognise over 500 members of our staff at Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.
In the afternoon, we celebrated over 260 members of staff who have successfully achieved a learning qualification to further their knowledge and skills.
Alongside our learners, we also honoured over 90 staff who have between them contributed 1935 years of service to the NHS. 63 people with 25 years’ NHS service and 9 people with 40 years’ NHS service received flowers and gifts for their commitment at the event.
Our Excellence 2019 awards followed in the evening, celebrating the difference that our staff make to the lives of local people every day. Ambassador for the Jo Cox Foundation and Jo’s sister, Kim Leadbeater, opened the awards with a passionate and inspiring speech about the work of the foundation to unite communities following Jo’s murder in 2016.
We then handed out awards in our five team categories and four individual categories to winners chosen by our panel of judges which included a range of staff, members’ council governors, and partners.