Twenty care workers from Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and quality of care at a special awards ceremony held by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT)at the Guildhall in Salisbury on the 11th November.
Nominated for their dedication, commitment and continually going above and beyond the call of duty, OSJCT Chairman, Don Wood presented the OSJCT employees with awards at the Trust’s Chairman’s Commendation Awards ceremony.
Alongside awards for the region’s employees, the Earl of Gainsborough Award for Quality was awarded to Langford View in Bicester and Hartsholme House in Lincoln for achieving all three Care & Quality Accreditations (Care, Medicines Management, and Infection Prevention & Control) in addition to gaining an ‘Excellent’ rating in an internal audit, all within a 12 month period..
Additionally, The John Monckton Memorial Prize was presented to Marston Court in central Oxford for the innovative methods used leading up to this year’s election to encourage residents to actively participate in the electoral process. Through the use of posters and boards, along with visits from several local party candidates, residents were made aware of the election and encouraged to have their say.
Dan Hayes, Acting Chief Executive for OSJCT, said: “Every single one of our employees works extremely hard throughout the year delivering and maintaining the best standard of care to our residents.
“It is great to be able to recognise employees for their exceptional commitment over and above their day-to-day duties and celebrate their hard work at such an important and prestigious event.
“The Chairman’s Commendation Awards is the perfect occasion for us to shine the spotlight on our very own stars and is our way of showing how much we value the hard work and dedication of our employees, honouring those who have really stood out during 2015.”