Our Stafford-based charity has been named runner up at the prestigious Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2023.
Katharine House Hospice was shortlisted with only three other healthcare organisations nationally.
We were nominated for Best UK Employer of the Year for our supportive culture and engagement with our workforce.
Our charity enables patients with life limiting conditions to live life as fully as possible and make the most of the time that they have, as well as supporting their loved ones.
The annual national honours celebrate the best in nursing standards and Katharine House Hospice’s latest award recognises our commitment to our staff.
Ahead of the awards evening on 21 November at Hilton London Metropole hotel, our Director of Care, David Fletcher, delivered a face-to-face presentation on the project that secured our nomination.
Named New Business as Usual, it gives staff the opportunity to contribute more towards quality improvement of care and towards the strategic direction, so changes don’t only come from top down but also from the staff on the ground, up.
Staff can even contribute to meetings retrospectively as the charity understands that working shifts in healthcare often means staff can’t always attend.
The awards ceremony
The award ceremony was attended by 12 staff from the charity and around 1,000 attendees eagerly awaiting the results of all 17 categories.
David said: “It’s fantastic to be shortlisted and attend the awards and it’s an honour to work for an amazing charity like Katharine House Hospice and to help our patients and their families during such a difficult time.
“We had a wonderful time celebrating at the awards as a team and we’re pleased to have been recognised as a great place to work out of so many submissions from around the country.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work, I am so proud of everyone.”
It costs £3.7 million a year for Katharine House Hospice to provide their specialist care, which is given for free and provided where and when it is needed most – in the community, at home, or at the hospice.