We Are Ten
This week we've been celebrating ten years of providing community-based NHS health and care across Norfolk as well as providing a specialist Early Supported Discharge service to stroke patients in Norfolk and Suffolk.
We have marked our tenth year in a number of ways:
- The launch of a new national day called NHS Community Health and Care Day: #OurCommunity: thousands of stories every day. The day will be held every year on 1st November (NCH&C’s birthday) and will be an opportunity for NHS community health and care providers to show the breadth of work they do to keep the population healthy and well. It is hoped that registering it as a national day will mean that other community organisations across the country will join in the celebrations and help raise the profile of this sector in future years. No such national day exists to mark the work of community health and care providers.
- The launch of the brand-new trust website
- New benches for use by staff and visitors across the trust, provided by Charitable Funds
- NCH&C turns 10 thank you boxes were sent to all staff bases, which included: tea, coffee, sugar, teaspoons, washing up liquid, a sweet treat and a Thank you/Happy Anniversary card and badges
Josie Spencer, Chief Executive said: “It is wonderful to be able to celebrate such a milestone despite the circumstances we all are facing. It is down to the dedication of all our staff that as we turn ten we are able to reflect as an ‘Outstanding’ Community trust.
“Community is the foundation of the NHS – 90% of health and care happens in clinics or in patients home. Our clinicians see over 10,000 patients each day across our services.”