Sunday 25 February 2024
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Celebrating 50 years of NHS service

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) is committed to recognising and celebrating staff members for their achievements and commitment to the Trust and NHS.

NUH recently relaunched celebratory events to recognise and award Long Service for staff celebrating 25, 35 or 40 years of NHS service. June Belshaw however, has just reached the incredible milestone of 50 years of NHS service!

June started her career at NUH in our theatres, working evenings and Sunday mornings as a member of the cleaning team, who in those days often worked 6-day weeks. She loved her time in theatres, where there was always good-natured fun between the cleaning teams and the theatre technicians.

She was promoted to a Domestic Supervisor in 1985 where she worked in residential accommodation for student nurses, doctors and other staff at City hospital. June’s ability to engage with people led to her moving to the post of training officer, and from 1991, she went into cleaning management. June now works as an Assistant Manager, Cleaning Services.

Colleagues in Estates and Facilities Management held a small celebration this week to mark June’s fantastic achievement, where she was also presented with her certificate of long service by Head of Facilities David Preece.

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David said “It was great to see so many of June’s colleagues, past and present, gather together to applaud her and to celebrate her 50 years of service. She is well respected by all her staff, colleagues and Divisional teams.”

Many messages also have been sent to commemorate June’s service, including one from Trish Cargill, a Patient and Public Involvement Rep which read…

“I am so sorry I am not able to be with you today June but couldn’t let it pass without sending huge congratulations on such a fantastic achievement – 50 years in the NHS WOW, and to thank you on behalf of myself and every PPI rep who has had the privilege of working with you in the past present and future and for all your help and support and friendship. Have a great day and look forward to seeing you soon, you are a star.”

The Trust would like to congratulate and say an enormous thank you to June for everything she has done and for her continued commitment and service.

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