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Week of celebration to appreciate the work of county's NHS staff

A week of unique celebrations will be taking place later this month to recognise and appreciate NHS staff in Worcestershire.

September will see a number of events taking place offering the chance for everyone in the county to come together with local NHS staff from across the county to thank the people who work tirelessly to deliver quality patient care.

The showcase event will be a Service of Celebration at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 20 September, attended by local dignitaries and VIPs. The event will begin in style, with a procession of NHS staff and dignitaries through the city centre, before a 1,000 strong congregation will come together in a service of thanks. This year’s event will also include a multi-faith element to acknowledge the diversity of healthcare staff.

Members of the public are invited to attend the Service of Celebration at the Cathedral, which starts at 2pm. Tickets will be available from a number of locations around the hospitals and by emailing your name, address and number of tickets required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Further events, celebrating the achievements of staff working at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, Worcestershire Royal Hospital and other sites across the county will also be held throughout the week, with a dedicated Staff Appreciation Day, the Long Service Awards recognising those with 25 years and 40 years’ service; and the trust’s annual Staff Achievement Awards.

Trust Chairman, Harry Turner said: “It’s been a tough year for NHS staff, but that’s why it’s more important than ever to engage with and take every opportunity to recognise the excellent work done by them, day in, day out to care for the people of this county. It’s an opportunity for the whole county to come together and celebrate everything that’s good about the NHS.

“We’ve achieved so much this year - with the new additions of the Oncology Centre, Meadow Birth Centre and the modular operating theatre at the Alexandra Hospital as well as work getting underway on the county’s new Breast Unit we have much to appreciate. I hope everyone across the county is able to take part in some way.”