On Wednesday 5 July, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) Trust will host a recognition event for colleagues, gifting a box of tea to each area across their three hospital sites.
The event forms part of the annual fundraiser, the NHS Big Tea, which sees individuals, community groups, schools and businesses hosting tea parties to raise vital funds for the NHS during the weeklong celebrations (3 – 7 July).
To join in the fun, colleagues from each area and department will receive a box of Yorkshire Tea for them to share a well-deserved brew.
Zoe Lintin, Chief People Officer at DBTH, said: “On this special anniversary, it is so important that we celebrate and champion the people who make the NHS great.”
In addition to other celebrations hosted by the Trust, which have included free entry to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a day, and an afternoon tea for colleagues serving more than 40-years in the NHS, receiving a box of tea will prompt hard-working colleagues to take five together, Zoe explained.
She went on: “The people at DBTH are determined and loyal and have worked through some of the most challenging years of their careers in recent times. These celebrations, and the gift of a box of tea to share, are just some of the ways in which we show our gratitude to them.”
Led by NHS Charities Together and the network of over 230 NHS charities around the UK, the NHS Big Tea brings the nation together to celebrate the birthday of the NHS and give thanks to the workforce, whilst raising funds to provide the extra support needed for colleagues, patients, and volunteers.
With new research* highlighting that 33% think more should be done to celebrate the NHS, and 45% believing the work of the NHS is often overlooked, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) Charity is encouraging as many people as possible to get behind the NHS on this milestone year.
Now entering its sixth year, all funds raised from the NHS Big Tea can help support your local NHS charity, DBTH Charity, and help improve local health services. This includes funding improvements to patient services, colleague health and wellbeing initiatives, state of the art equipment, research projects and more.
Last year, the NHS Big Tea at DBTH Charity helped raise just short of £1,000. The tea parties hosted ranged from Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s own Ward 16 (Stroke) and café’s such as the Retford Tabletop Café, to primary schools like Rossington St Michael’s. Colleagues were also recognised with brew boxes gifted from the Trust which included essentials such as tea, coffee, and biscuits.
To find out more about the NHS Big Tea, or to register your own, visit the DBTH Charity website here: https://dbthcharity.co.uk/nhs75bigtea/