More than three thousand years of service by long-serving staff at an NHS mental health trust covering Ellesmere Port and Neston was recognised at a celebration held in Ellesmere Port.
The staff, employed at the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), had together achieved an astonishing 3004 years with the NHS.
More than 100 employees who had worked for the organisation for 20 years or more were invited to join the trust’s chief executive Sheena Cumiskey and chairman Mike Maier to applaud their achievements.
Mrs Cumiskey said: “I’m always so proud of the commitment shown by all our staff to delivering outstanding care for those who access our services.
“Being able to sustain this compassion and courage for so long is testament to the character of everyone we’re celebrating today.
“It’s an honour to applaud them personally at our recognition of service event.”
Mr Maier said: “It was a privilege to host an event that recognises the commitment these staff members have shown.
“What they have achieved cannot be overestimated and I’m thrilled to be able to thank them face to face.”
Community mental health practitioner Karen Podmore, marking more than 30 years of service with the trust, said: “I was proud to be a part of a day celebrating so many people’s long service to CWP.
“It was a reflection of our loyalty and support for CWP and shows just how well staff here work together.”