Hospital staff receive Recognition Day holiday as a thank you


“it is so important that we all make the time to thank colleagues for what they do”

Staff at the Horton General Hospital and other Oxford University Hospitals will receive an extra day’s annual leave to say thank you for their amazing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oxford University Hospitals Chair, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Bruno Holthof made the announcement in their Christmas message to staff.

They said: “2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges for all of you, both professionally and personally, and while the Trust Board recognises it is impossible to put a price on the phenomenal efforts and personal sacrifices which you have made, we want you to know how much you are appreciated.

“As a token of appreciation, all staff will receive an extra day of annual leave in the 2021/22 financial year, to be taken on your birthday if possible – a Recognition Day for all staff substantively employed by Oxford University Hospitals. We are also in discussions to extend this to frontline staff employed by our PFI partners on the different Oxford University Hospitals sites.

“Taking a break is vital for your mental and physical health, and never more so than now when we have all experienced a very challenging period in our lives.”

Professor Montgomery and Dr Holthof thanked in advance all those staff who will be at work over the festive period in our hospitals to ensure that our patients continue to receive the best possible care.

They said: “At a time when the NHS has never been busier, it is so important that we all make the time to thank colleagues for what they do, to celebrate our achievements as #OneTeamOneOUH in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reflect on the unprecedented time we have all lived through this year, and most fundamentally to be kind to ourselves and each other.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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