This year we hosted a special award ceremony to honour our staff and volunteers who have worked hard on the front line throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our event, which was held virtually due to current restrictions, celebrated key moments from the last year, as well as recognizing the achievements of those who have gone above and beyond – including in the care of patients and families during the coronavirus crisis.
Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, explained:
I’m always proud to be part of the St Ann’s team, but never more so than in this last six months where colleagues across all departments have really pulled together to ensure our patients and their loved ones have been able to continue to get the specialist care and support they need. Our teams have been working hard on the front line, whilst also providing invaluable support to NHS colleagues, and this event was a way of saying a huge thank you to just some of the people who have helped us achieve that. The event not only enabled us to thank our staff, but also some of our 700-strong army of volunteers from across Greater Manchester who help us in so many ways. Many have supported us for decades, and not only did we present them with long-service awards, but we also gave out some additional special awards to some of those who have really surpassed all expectations in their support of our patients. Eamonn O'Neal, Chief Executive
In addition to awards for long service for volunteers and staff, a range of trophies were also presented by St Ann’s Chair of the Board Professor Jackie Oldham, to recognize achievements and those who have gone above and beyond in upholding the hospice’s values over the last year.
Eamonn O’Neal, added:
It’s such an exciting time for St Ann’s, and as we approach our 50th birthday next year, it’s a time to pause and take stock of the incredible history of our organisation and our roots in the local communities we serve. But, it’s also a time to look ahead at the next exciting phase in our history – a new chapter which we’re all looking forward to embracing. In the coming months and years, we’ll be evolving further, as we adapt our services and our buildings to ensure we’re still able to provide specialist, invaluable care to those who need it most, for many generations to come. Eamonn O'Neal, Chief Executive