Long-serving Sheffield hospital staff honoured by trust

Stephanie Sheldon shows off her award.
Stephanie Sheldon shows off her award.
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Long-serving staff at Sheffield hospitals have been recognised for their dedication to the NHS at an awards ceremony.

Staff working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals were presented with certificates to mark their 20th, 30th or 40th year of service.

One of the longest-serving was Stephanie Sheldon, a plaster technician from Pitsmoor, who has notched up four decades at the Northern General Hospital in Fir Vale.

She started on the wards aged 18 as a support worker and later spent time in accident and emergency, before taking a three-month trial as a plaster technician.

She said: “Time has just flown and I have seen a lot of changes, lots of new buildings and I have worked with some fantastic colleagues.

Certificates were handed out by Tony Pedder, the hospital trust’s chairman.

He said: “The trust greatly values the contribution of its staff and believes it’s important to recognise their achievements and commitment. These awards are just one of the ways it does this,”