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Loyal staff recognised for their long service

Published 12/12/2016

Some of the most dedicated staff from Derby Teaching Hospitals have been rewarded for their loyalty and long service. 

A total of 45 Trust workers have received special awards for completing more than 25, 35 and 40 years in the NHS – with some hitting the milestone after a career spent wholly in Derby’s hospitals. 

In total, they have devoted 1,373 years to the health service. 

Gavin Boyle, Chief Executive of Derby Teaching Hospitals, said: “Through spending their careers working in the health service these colleagues have dedicated themselves to helping others. Whether they have worked as a nurse, a therapist, a cleaner or an administrator, they have helped to keep our NHS running smoothly for more than four decades, in some cases. They have shown such commitment and dedication, and they truly deserve our recognition and our grateful thanks.” 

Mr Boyle was in fact among those staff receiving awards – although it was news to him on the night. He was surprised at the end of the ceremony with a certificate for more than 25 years’ service and a prize marking the achievement. 

Among other staff recognised for their long service was Specialist Bereavement Midwife Sue Rucklidge, who marked 40 years of supporting families in Derby. 

Staff from a huge range of roles were celebrated at the ceremony, which took place at the Royal Derby Hospital. A total of 28 staff were recognised for 25 years’ service, 10 for 35 years, and seven for 40 years. Each person received a certificate and a prize. 

Last Modified 12/12/2016