Rotherham Hospital's reservists honoured

By Amy Westby | 10/02/2011 0 comments

Rotherham Hospital's reservists honoured

ROTHERHAM General Hospital has been recognised for its dedication to employees who are part of the Reserve Forces.

The NHS Foundation Trust became one of only 80 employers a year to be presented with a support certificate in the UK.

Associate HR director Robert Quick: “We are delighted to be recognised in this way and are very proud.

“Not only do reservists provide a vital role to our armed forces, but our staff and our patients also benefit enormously from the transferable skills they learn, particularly in decision-making, leadership and team work.”

The certificate was presented by Richard Lenton, regional campaign director for SaBRE—Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers.

He said: “Some of the roles Reservists can find themselves responsible for are providing force protection, emergency relief, contingency planning and regularly providing the lead role in reconstruction efforts in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq.

“They are all skills which transfer across in the work place.”
Reservists in Yorkshire serve in the Royal Naval Reserve, the Royal Marines, the

Territorial Army and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

They can be mobilised wherever needed to work alongside Britain’s regular Armed Forces. More at www.sabre.mod.uk.

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