Our fantastic REACH Staff Awards are one of Combined’s flagship and most popular events – running since 2015 and have grown each year in terms of nominations received, breadth of Awards and quality of the event.
For 2023, we had a fabulous new venue for the event. The 2023 REACH Awards took place on 15th November 2023 in the Keele Hall Ballroom. And the feedback from our attendees were that it was the best REACH Awards EVER!
For those not able to attend in person, the whole event was broadcast live via this website – and people could choose whether or not to watch the livestream in normal mode or in a fabulous Virtual Reality experience, so they could enjoy the best seat in the house, direct from ther living room or workplace.
Also, for 2023, we were delighted to be presenting REACH in partnership with our main event sponsor, Interclass. We were also proud and grateful for award sponsorship from an unprecedented number of organisations:
- IT Works Health
- Port Vale FC
- Stoke City FC
- Town Hospitals Ltd
As part of the ceremony, we unveiled this fabulous film celebrating the outstanding partnership between Combined Healthcare and Interclass which is delivering fantastic new facilities at our Harplands Hospitals through Project Chrysalis.
The awards and winners for 2023
This year’s awards recognised outstanding achievements in the following categories:
- Diversity & Inclusion Award
- Leading with Compassion Award
- Learner of the Year Award
- Partnership Award
- Proud to CARE Award (staff-voted award)
- Research & Innovation Award
- Rising Star Award
- Service User and Carer Council Award
- Team of the Year Award
- Unsung Hero Award
- Volunteer/Service User Representative of the Year Award
- Chairman’s Award (decided by the Chair)
You can click on the links above to read the criteria for each award and who were the lucky winners and highly commended in each.
This is a great time to recognise individuals who are dedicated and work hard, those who are essential to the way we run at North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust, and those who makes us outstanding in ALL we do and HOW we do it!d