Award for Yate health worker David as Sirona staff recognised at anniversary event

November 03 2015

AN assistant practitioner at Yate Minor Injuries Unit was among the winners at an award ceremony run by health and care organisation Sirona.

AN assistant practitioner at Yate Minor Injuries Unit was among the winners at an award ceremony run by health and care organisation Sirona.
David Read was nominated by someone who had used the service, which is based in the town’s shopping centre.
The person praised Mr Read’s “care, compassion and ability to listen” when putting him forward in the “I think they deserve it” category.
Sirona Care and Health is the not-for-profit social enterprise that provides community health and adult social care across South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset.
The awards marked its fourth anniversary, with all the other winners being nominated by their colleagues.
Chief executive Janet Rowse said: “Since Sirona was founded, I have asked everyone to take personal responsibility for our actions and to treat everyone as though they were a member of their own family, whether they be colleagues, service users, partners or anyone else with whom we come into contact.”
Sirona chairman Simon Knighton told staff he was proud of the “tremendous work” and dedication of the organisation’s 2,200 employees.
The ceremony also recognised the work of Cathy Daffada and Rachel Woolacombe, who were highly commended in the leadership category for their work as part of the South Gloucestershire community rehabilitation team.