They’ve racked up a staggering 2,723 years of service between them – and now 87 health board staff have been recognised for their long service.
Among them was Jackie Cadmore (pictured above), a Health Records Clerical Officer at Singleton Hospital, who has worked for the NHS for an amazing 54 years.
Emma Wollett, Interim Chair and Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive, were first to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Swansea Bay’s loyal and committed colleagues.
The afternoon was filled with laughter and applause as staff reminisced their long standing and rewarding careers, and were presented with their certificates and pin badges by executives and senior leaders over afternoon tea.
This year for the first time, the event also celebrated Swansea Bay colleagues who had achieved 40-plus years’ cumulative service, awarding them with a commemorative coin.
Julie Lloyd, Staff Experience and Organisational Development Manager, said: “Staff stories were displayed and read out, revealing a sense of privilege and pride to work for the health service from across a variety of diverse roles and responsibilities.
“These stories highlighted the pleasure and privilege to serve and care for the community and to work alongside so many dedicated and inspirational colleagues."
Entertainment was provided on the day by corporate matron Rob Jones, senior matron Olwen Morgan and staff nurse Amy Griffiths.
“The feedback from those attending was overwhelmingly positive. The event was truly inspirational," added Julie Lloyd.