TV broadcaster and journalist Victoria Derbyshire, herself a former patient, hosted Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Staff Achievement Awards at Brooklands Museum on Friday 7th September. Awards were made in 11 categories, including Long Service Awards to 29 people.
Victoria Derbyshire commented on presenting the awards: “It’s a real privilege, its magical being in that room with hundreds of NHS staff who work really hard day in day out. To recognize and acknowledge the kind of work that they do and reiterate that they are not taken for granted what they do is remarkable on a daily basis and I absolutely loved being here and being a part of it.
“For people like me who have been treated at the Trust it is so wonderful to see members of staff smiling away, when everybody knows how hard it is working in the NHS at present. I’m happy to be alive and that’s thanks to the treatment I received at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals”