Supporting staff

We support initiatives which enable staff to develop their skills and expand their knowledge so they can provide even better care. Charitable funds also support staff wellbeing by providing initiatives to help them relax and take care of themselves. Below are just a few examples:

QVH’s prestigious staff awards ceremony

Every day, our dedicated teams and individuals go to amazing lengths to provide exceptional care for our patients. It is so important that we recognise and celebrate their efforts and thank them for their commitment. There is a clear connection between the engagement and motivation of staff, and patient care. More than 200 staff, about 20% of our workforce, come to the staff awards event which gives us the chance to appreciate their hard-work, loyalty and accomplishments in a way that the busy daily workings of a hospital do not allow. Staff from right across our hospital get involved – regardless of department, role or grade. QVH has a lot to be proud of and the staff awards are an important part of attracting and retaining excellent staff.

“The staff awards are the annual highlight of our calendar. It‘s a chance to get together and celebrate our wonderful colleagues who provide exceptional care to our patients, whether that is directly or in one of our many supporting teams. Thank you QVH Charity for making this event possible.“ – Helen Edmunds, Chief People Officer

Project WingmanStaff holding their arms out as 'wings' outside the blue Project Wingman double-decker bus

Established in March 2020, Project Wingman is a well-being charity that supports NHS care workers with their mental health. With their Project Wingman bus, they provide a safe space for busy staff to decompress, de-stress and unwind during the working day.

We were proud to fund the Project Wingman bus to visit our staff for a week in 2022 to support their wellbeing during the pandemic.

“The Project Wingman visits have been great. It has given staff space to switch off on their breaks and to recharge before returning to their roles. This is one of many well being initiatives that the charity has supported recently. This helps to ensure we provide an array of staff care that as many of our colleagues as possible can access.” – Liz Blackburn, Deputy Chief Nurse