Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (DGT) has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award for an initiative that places staff wellbeing at the very centre of the organisation. Alexandra Bode-Tunji, the Trust’s Chief People Officer, said: “How well staff are cared for by their employer is essential to providing holistic healthcare.  

“The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on staff has been significant but what has been evident throughout is the way in which our staff have continued to maintain the safety of their patients and each other”   

“Our staff are extraordinary and, each of them, whether directly delivering care, or supporting the running of the organisation, are an absolute credit to DGT and to the NHS as a whole. Our wellbeing programme recognises the uncompromising compassion and commitment of them all and is designed to help them build up their levels of resilience and stay healthy in body and mind.” 

The Awards Ceremony is on 18 November 2021 at the Evolution London. The HSJ Awards continue to be the most esteemed accolade of healthcare service excellence in the UK. The Awards do not only adhere to values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes, and innovating drivers of better service, but most importantly provide a well-deserved thanks to the sector.