NHS Trust Annual Public Meeting And Celebrating Success Awards

Lincolnshire residents are invited to gain an insight into the work of the county's largest community healthcare provider at its Annual Public Meeting and Celebrating Success Awards.

Dedication, commitment and service above and beyond the call of duty will be honoured at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) annual Celebrating Success Awards.

The awards will form part of a special Health at Home event on Monday, September 21, at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln where the public are invited to find out more about LCHS and the services it provides.

LCHS's specialist staff are dedicated to keeping patients out of hospital or getting them home sooner. The trust runs services at four community hospitals in Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough and Louth, while specialist nurses and teams of therapists work in the community across Lincolnshire.

Children and families are supported by infant feeding co-ordinators, health visitors and school nursing teams, and primary healthcare is available to patients of all ages by the GP our of hours services and  Lincoln's walk-in centre.

The public are being invited to listen to the progress the trust has made at the meeting including its ambitions to become a Foundation Trust.

Copies of the trusts annual report will be available and representatives from a number of the trust's services will be there to tell visitors more about what they do.

There will also be an opportunity to put questions to members of the Trust Board.

The Health at Home event runs throughout the afternoon from 12pm. The Annual Public Meeting will take place at 1.45pm. There will also be an opportunity to hear from staff who work in the front line who will be recognised in the Celebrating Success Awards and guest speaker, healthcare commentator, Roy Lilley will open the awards.

Volunteers who support the trust with their exceptional contributions and dedication will also be honoured during the final award of the day, the Emily Jane Glen Memorial for Outstanding Volunteers.

This award is new for 2015 and is dedicated to the memory of Emily Jane Glen, who was a committed volunteer with the Breaststart service in Lincoln. Emily Jane sadly lost her battle with cancer in February 2015 and the trust's celebration of volunteers is dedicated in her honour.

LCHS Chief Executive Andrew Morgan, said: "We are very proud of the services we offer in Lincolnshire and Peterborough, and this year wanted to share our successes with communities we serve. We had more than 150 nominations in total for our Celebrating Success Awards and I would like to congratulate each of our winners and finalists. They all make significant contributions to supporting our patients and their families on a daily basis and their selfless dedication is what helps to make LCHS so special."