An Outstanding year at NCH&C
NCH&C celebrates an Outstanding year at its AGM 2019
Our AGM was held on Thursday 26 September at The Forum in Norwich and we were delighted that so many staff and other guests came along. Staff unable to make it to The Forum were able to join us from other venues across the trust via video link and this year, for the first time, were also able to watch the AGM live from their desks using Teams.
This year’s AGM was all about celebrating an Outstanding year, telling people a little more about what NHS community health and care is and explaining the vital role we play in keeping people fit and healthy in Norfolk.
We spoke to Chair of NCH&C, Geraldine Broderick, about the event and why it is such an important event in the NCH&C calendar:
“I always look forward to the AGM because it’s a brilliant opportunity to talk about the successes of the past year and also get staff involved by asking the Directors any questions they may have about the trust and its work. We love for as many staff as possible to come along, we pride ourselves on staff engagement and this is not just lip service. It’s important everyone that works here feels part of NCH&C and understands what we are working towards and where the challenges are.
“This year we were really lucky to have two members of staff give keynote speeches at the AGM. I was delighted that Tracey could join us to talk about the highly successful NEAT service. NEAT has been getting huge amounts of positive feedback and it was wonderful to hear about how this service is helping people avoid being admitted to hospital.
“We also had a brilliant presentation from Rosy Watson, one of our Community Nurses in Attleborough, who became a Queen’s Nurse this year. What an accolade, we are all very proud of Rosy and she did a marvellous job of telling us all about her career in the community.
So, I hope that along with the presentations from our executive and non-directors, people that joined us today understand a bit more about the breadth and scope of the work we do across the county and the range of services we provide to people in Norfolk. It’s been a great morning and I feel very proud of all we have achieved in this Outstanding year at NCH&C.”