Some 27 health workers from the Percy Junor Hospital (PJH) in North East Manchester have been recognized and awarded for their longstanding service to healthcare and their outstanding commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The workers were recognized by the Optimist Club of Spalding, Clarendon on Friday, May 29 on the grounds of the hospital. They were awarded for 20 years and more of outstanding service to public healthcare and for their dedicated and exceptional response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regional Director for the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), which administrates the Percy Junor Hospital, lauded the Optimist Club for their kind gesture in recognizing the healthcare workers and described it as timely and deserving.
“I want to salute the staff members at the PJH and those who have come in contact with patients with COVID-19. This pandemic has been shocking and frightening; however it has presented a number of opportunities in improving our capacity as a health sector. Our physical infrastructure to manage infectious diseases has improved and our frontline healthcare workers are now equipped to manage diseases of this type” Mr. Bent said.
Member of Parliament for North East Manchester, Hon. Audley Shaw, who supported the Optimist Club in awarding the employees, thanked the healthcare workers for their dedication and hard work, before and during the pandemic.
“We are experiencing a challenging time, but in every crisis there is an opportunity, but we have to seek out and find those opportunities. In the pursuit of excellence one person can make a difference and you have demonstrated just that. In everything give thanks and try to be as positive as you can” Minister Shaw told the awardees.
The Optimist Club of Spalding, Clarendon is part of the international organization, Optimist International. In operation for some 101 years, the Optimist Club is a service oriented organization which does projects to enhance the development of young people and the community. The club has been involved in several projects at the PJH to improve the service delivery.