Our fantastic staff and volunteers have been honoured at a special celebration event at The Monastery in Gorton. The event was attended by local healthcare professionals, dignitaries and hospice staff and volunteers, and it was an inspiring event celebrating a year of achievements at St Ann’s.
This event was a fantastic opportunity for us to thank everyone who has supported the hospice, especially over a busy twelve months, and to allow us to look ahead too.
We’ve been providing care for almost half a century, and we simply couldn’t do that without the people that make up our St Ann’s community – whether that’s our patients, their families, our staff, people we collaborate with, our donors, or our 700 strong army of volunteers. We can’t thank everyone enough for their endless support, and it was a pleasure to see everyone gathered together in such a beautiful venue to celebrate St Ann’s.
With so much change going on around us, whether politically, economically or with the devolution of health care budgets in Greater Manchester, it’s exciting to be leading the way in so many exciting projects. We’re working hard to broaden the reach of the hospice to even more patients than ever, and are collaborating with colleagues from across both the hospice and wider healthcare sectors to ensure we’re driving forward appropriate changes.
We feel a real responsibility to ensure the specialist, world class care hospices provide remains relevant and accessible to all who need it. That’s never been so important, especially as we approach our fiftieth anniversary in a couple of years, and why we were so keen to gather everyone together to both celebrate what’s gone by and look ahead to an exciting period in St Ann’s history. Eamonn O'Neal, Chief Executive
Staff and volunteers also received long service awards, as well as some specially nominated Chair’s awards which were presented by the hospice’s Chair of the Board, Professor Jackie Oldham.