Every year, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT) holds an award ceremony, to congratulate individuals and teams for making an outstanding contribution above and beyond their jobs. Staff across the organisation are celebrated for ‘going the extra mile’ in their roles.
The evening ceremony, known as the REACH awards, which stands for Recognising Excellence and Achievement in Combined Healthcare, takes place in March . It is held in front of an invited audience including partner organisations, service users and carers, nominators and sponsors.
On the evening, 12 categories are celebrated in recognising achievements in innovation, leadership, team working, partnership working, promoting health and wellbeing, customer service, education, working with service users and carers, and recognising a member of staff behind the scenes, as well as someone who has faced significant challenges. There is also a dedicated award for ‘Volunteer of the Year’, which honours someone who has made an outstanding contribution to our service users’ experience.
The highlight of the event is the Chairman’s Award.