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People who are tonic at Dorset County Hospital
DORSET County Hospital has been recognising the hard work and dedication of its ‘wonderful’ staff and volunteers.
The 2013 GEM Awards and Long Service awards saw those who had completed 15 and 30 years of service to the hospital recognised for their contributions to the hospital.
Colleagues, patients and relatives were also given the chance to nominate staff and volunteers for a number of awards to honour those who have gone over and above what is expected to make a difference to people’s lives.
The winners received their awards from Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust chairman Dr Jeffrey Ellwood and chief executive Jean O’Callaghan at a presentation ceremony held at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester.
The trust’s director of workforce and human resources Mark Power, who opened the ceremony, said: “Our awards are a true celebration of the contribution and achievements of our wonderful staff and volunteers, and the fantastic work they undertake on behalf of our hospital’s many patients, carers and service users.
“Dorset County Hospital is a well-respected and much-loved hospital and we are known for our excellent standards of patient care, the quality of our services, our cleanliness and the provision of award winning food.
“Of course we wouldn’t have such a reputation were it not for our truly dedicated, multi-professional and multi-skilled workforce.
“Quite simply, it’s our staff who make the difference and each and every one of our employees deserves to be recognised for the unique contribution they make.”
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