Treetops Staff Celebration

Staff from local charity Treetops Hospice Care came together on Sunday 2 July to celebrate being ranked 4th in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

Over 125 staff and guests from across the charity attended the summer celebration at Treetops which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

4th Celebration CakeA chance to say thank you to the wonderful staff we have here

The Sunday Times results were revealed earlier this year but Treetops chief executive, George Cameron, wanted to wait till the summer so as many employees could get involved in celebrating as possible:

“We have over fifty Hospice at Home nurses providing care in people’s homes during the day and night and we knew when we first received the award in February that we couldn’t get them together immediately as many were on shift.

“Today has been great and a chance to say thank you to the wonderful staff we have here at Treetops. It’s a great place to work – everyone is completely centred on delivering exemplary care to those who use our services.

A culture of companionship and belonging

“Treetops takes great pride in recruiting staff who reflect our values and this has led to a culture of companionship and belonging. Everyone is willing to help each other, as we all have our service users at the heart of what we do.

Amber Ales donation“We want to thank everyone who’s helped with today’s celebration including Amber Ales in Ripley who kindly donated a 72 pint cask of ale!”

Treetops staff members Clair (pictured) and Imogen went to collect the cask and were also given a tour of the brewery.

Last year the hospice supported over 1,750 people through its services which include Support and Information, a Day Care unit based in Risley, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.

Every year, the Sunday Times assesses the quality and popularity of workplaces in the UK. The ‘Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For’ celebrates the cream of Britain’s employers across public-sector bodies, charities and housing associations.

SMT & Julie Heath cut cake

Pictured left to right are: Phil Shreeve, Director of Clinical Services; Cheryl Webster, Support Services Manager; Graham Parkes, Head of Finance; Richard Thomas, Company Secretary; Carol Munton, Human Resources Manager; Julie Heath, Chair of the Board of Trustees; George Cameron, Chief Executive

Sunday Times Top 100 LogoTreetops Hospice Care has been ranked 4th in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017, and awarded three-star accreditation for extraordinary levels of staff engagement.

More information on this national award