on the 19th May 2017 Healthcare Staff Benefits Attended the St Helens and Whiston Hospitals Annual Staff Awards. This is the 3rd consecutive year we have supported the event for the Trust as a Sponsor. Our generosity along with other sponsors allow this event to happen, as it costs nothing to the NHS.
We don't just offer staff discounts and benefits across the UK, we love working and supporting our amazing NHS and we feel its an absolute honour to be able to provide these benefits for the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at each trust we deal with. Its our way of giving back and saying Thank You.
We have a couple of photos from the event and a thank you letter received from Ann Marr Chief Exec over at the trust.
We would just like to reiterate a massive congratulations to all winners on the night and all those nominated, everyone is a winner within the NHS. Thank you and keep doing what you do!
We are a strong believer of what the NHS does and at the forefront of that are the hard working staff members. Once again we are happy to support The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust with their 2017 Committed to Excellence award evening. We would like to say a massive congratulations to all winners and all those nominated. Your hard work and dedication is the back bone of what makes the NHS Great. We look forward to supporting the event again in 2018.
Television broadcaster Nicholas Owen:
“This ceremony underlines the great efforts and dedication day in and day out of those who work for The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. For me, everyone's a winner!”
We would like to Congratulation Gemma Sage who is a nursing assistant Embleton Ward, St George’s Park, Morpeth, Northumberland who recently won our iPad Competition which was donated by Healthcare Staff Benefits to the trust as part of our contiued support to them.
We would like to thank ‘Healthcare Staff Discounts’ on behalf of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust for this prize and their continued support.
Also, I would like to thank you very much for your assistance with this. Kind Regards
Workforce Projects Officer
Here is our cometition winner with her prize.
We had an amazing couple of days over in Southport promoting the scheme to staff there. The feedback we had was great. Staff loved the fact they could now save locally and with the run up to Christmas it was well received!
We had a couple of lovely visitors too from Victoria Leisure who popped by to drop off some goodies! We had a little raffle offering staff the chance to win M&S Vouchers! Winner will be announced shortly.
We recently were approached by Basildon University Hospital to donate a prize for their upcoming raffle / auction for their Summer Charity Ball in support of The Polly Parrot Appeal.
We put up a TV for the prize.
We received a lovely email from the Trust -
I just wanted to thank you for donating the TV to be used in our raffle /auction for our Summer Charity ball held on Friday 15th July.
We are very pleased to announce that we raised an amazing £10,000 on the evening, which is a fantastic amount of money for the charity and makes such a difference to our children’s services.
We have many other events throughout the year so if you are interested in receiving details of these please let us know.
Thank you once again for supporting The Polly Parrot Appeal.
Kind Regards Clair Grayston PA to Andy Ray Deputy Director of Finance and Charity Office Fundraiser. Finance Department Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
We recently put up a Holiday competition prize for staff over at Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust. A Massive Congratulations to Nicola Williams - ESR Administrator on winning the competition. Nicola recently returned from taking her holiday pirze and emailed us some comments on her return
"We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and cant wait to go back to Marbella there was loads to do and it ticked all the boxes for a perfect relaxing holiday. The apartment was perfect and just loved sitting up on the rooftop.
Cant tell you how much Ian, Jake and I all enjoyed it – it really was a beautiful memorable holiday,
Thanks again" Nicola Williams
The Chief Executive Ann Marr opened the evening with her welcome speech and confirmed it had been the Trusts most successful year as being rated as an “Outstanding” trust and hoped that this would continue into 2017…. ms Marr then announced the Special Acievement Awards for 2016 and these 2 very special awards went to the Outpatients Department at St Helens & Whiston Hospitals and also to the Diagnostic Imaging Departments again at St Helens & Whiston Hospitals.After a fantastic meal supplied by Heathcotes the highlight of the evening commenced. Each award was present by a local celebrity and the results are as follows:-
There is absolutely NO cost to the NHS event – it is funded purely through ticket sales, fundraising and generous donations from many of the Trusts partners.
Well done to St Helens & Knowsley Trust on organising a spectacular evening for your employees and recognising the hard work, dedication and achievements
After the event we received a nice email from Kim Hughes- Head of Media PR & Communications from the trust:-
Dear Team, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for supporting this year’s St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Awards evening. Without your very generous sponsorship we simply could not celebrate the amazing work of our staff in this (rather incredible) way. I hope Joanne and Vicky enjoyed the evening, I’ve had some excellent feedback and everyone is already talking about next year’s event! Thanks again for all your support it really is appreciated more than you will ever know. Hope we can work together again soon……
To enter the draw the staff were asked to pledge to themselves a promise to make their lifestyles healthier. This could be drinking less alcohol during the week, to eat at least 1 portion of fruit a day or to walk/cycle to walk a couple of times a week. The Health & Wellbeing team asked staff to pledge a promise of something they didn't already do!!We had lots of visitors to our stand and this gave us the opportunity to promote our scheme to them also. Staff were really pleased to learn we are going to be providing this scheme to them and the discounts that will be available!! Thousands of the HSB discount cards were distributed as well as information leaflets and Kath & Angie in HR promised to promote our scheme as much as possible and we have already been invited back to both Arrow Park and Clatterbridge to do promotions of local businesses once they have signed to our scheme
Thursday 14th April saw our promotions lady visit Newcross Hospital in Wolverhampton to promote the scheme to some of the 9000 staff members who are attached to the Trust.
An email had been sent out prior to our visit and on arrival staff approached our stall as we were setting up which is always a great indication that we are going to busy!!! Tracey from Urban Spa & Tonic and Yasmin from Complexions Gym (Both participants in the scheme) came to the stand to drop off information leaflets which were collected by staff and genuine interest shown in the offers available to them.
We were kept very busy on the stand and our location meant we had great footfall of passing staff who were really interested in the discounts available to them. All staff that visited the stand were handed "goody bags" containing pens, post it notes and membership cards along with the cards, leaflets and information received from local businesses.
To coincide with our visit to the Trust we held a competition to win a mini Ipad and staff had to nominate 3 local businesses that they used and wanted to to receive discounts from. The winner was drawn at 1.45pm and is Mrs Saroj Kumari who works in Urology. Our next planned visit to the Trust is in September and hope the next visit is as successful as todays!!
Tuesday 1st of March saw our promotions team visiting Aintree Hospitals. Due to fantastic promotion beforehand our team saw hundreds of staff members working at the hospital who were interested in knowing more about our scheme and the fantastic discounts available to them in the local area.
As usual we asked staff to recommend local businesses who they used and who they wanted discounts from. Again we had tremendous feedback and these businesses are all in the process of being contacted to join our scheme.
It is always a pleasure to see NHS and their reactions to the discounts that are available to them. These are just some of the comments received from staff on the day....
" Didn't realise you had all these businesses offering discounts!! Its fab!! I'm going to start using this straight away!!"
" So my husband can use this membership card as well?? Awww he will be made up cos his car is due for a service next week!!"
" Im getting married next year and its costing me a fortune.... If I spend time looking through the website I could save a few pounds with the Bridal Shops, Florists, Jewellers & Car Hire.... Can I book function rooms through this as well & hotels (Yes you can) Great stuff I will have a proper look tonight see what is on offer"
We'd Like to say a Massive Congratulations to Luke Howard from the Trauma ward who recently won our Holiday Competition. We know how hard you work and hope you enjoy a relaxing holiday on us! We know you will as many of those who've won this prize before have even gone on to book holidays back with us at the apartment!
We where invited to sponsor the "Excellence in Service Improvement" category at the recent event over at The Dudley Group NHS Recently, We have an amazing evening and would like to say a massive congratulation to all the winners on the night. Here are a few photos from the evening.
2nd Place - Excellence in Service Improvement - Day Case Surgery (Russells Hall Hospital and Corbett Outpatient Centre
A few days after the event we received an Email from Seona Davies from the Comms team " I am writing to thank you very much for the generous raffle prize you gave us for our staff awards evening. The event is a culmination of nominations and judging process over the previous six months, and the evening itself was attended by over 300 of our staff. The awards are designed to showcase the excellent work of all our 4,500 staff and we were thrilled that the raffle raised £1,102 for our official Trust charity. We use the charity money to make our patients’ lives more comfortable. We are currently raising money for three projects: • Adding as much comfort as possible for our cancer patients • Making a difference for our patients with dementia • Supporting our patients’ journey back to recovery Kind regards Seona "
We visited Milton Keynes University Hospital to promote the benefit scheme to all staff and inform them of the fantastic discounts on offer from local businesses.
Special thanks should be given to Millie Spurrin - HR Advisor for the promotion leading upto the event and her hard work on the day. Millie informed staff by email of our visit and also through the staff intranet..... This definitely worked as staff began approaching us as we were setting up !!
We had promotional material, leaflets and business cards from businesses taking part in the scheme and these were handed out in the goody bags given to all staff who visited the stand. Staff were informed of all the other businesses offering discounts in the area as well as the discounts offered by such companies as Forest Holidays, Ice Lolly.com, Whirpool, Hotpoint and many others.
Millie and I were kept busy all day and had a huge amount of staff visit the stand all eager to learn about the discounts on offer and to nominate local businesses who they wanted discounts from!! We gave away 5 3plus FITBITS as a free prize draw.... All staff had to do was recommend 3 local businesses (Not national companies) .... as easy as that!!
The winners of the FITBITS are.......
Liz Pendleton from the Breast Care Unit
Anna Moore from Palliative Care
Julie Clark from Human Resources
Orisia Madzina from the Mental Health Services
Yve Shrimpton from Patients’ Services
We have had an brilliant few days up here at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Turst promoting our fantastic discount scheme to members. We've have some great feedback from members! Over the course of our visit we ran a competition to win an iPad mini, we'd like to say a massive congratulations to Patricia on her win! Enjoy your prize!!