LONG-SERVING members of staff at Scarborough health trust have been presented with awards in recognition of their contribution.
Twenty members of staff, from both Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals, were presented with their choice of a crystal decanter, paper weight, vase or bowl.
John Dunn, deputy director of human resources, said: “Between them these staff members have given the trust 500 years of service.
“Working in departments across the trust from wards, to the library and hospital grounds, each of these roles is integral to delivering the best possible service and care to our patients.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of them for their dedication and hard work over the past 25 years.”
Carol Ward, hotel services manager, said: “My 25 years have been spent solely in the domestic department along with some of my colleagues who are receiving an award today. To say we have spent such a long time in one department speaks volumes in itself.
“I have seen many changes over the years regarding my own career as I started here as a domestic assistant and went on to do every job in the department.
“There have been many changes in terms of how cleanliness of the hospital is delivered, with more emphasis now than ever before on infection control.
“The department has thrived on the challenges presented to it and the goodwill and expertise of its hardworking and dedicated staff.
Those receiving awards were Dorothy Beesley, Glenn Broadbent, Angela Casson, Robert Clark, Linda Elwick, Maureen Feetenby, Margaret Glew, Gail Hollingsworth, Alison Hornsby, Janice Kirby, Paul McLean, Philip Poon, Alison Ray, Lesley O’Shea, Sharon Simpson, Mary Staniforth, Deborah Thompson, Carol Ward, Samatha Devall-Rowntree and Trish Lee.