Published: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Golden Jubilee recognised for supporting the armed forces
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital has been recognised by the Ministry of Defence for its ongoing commitment to being a Supportive Employer of the Armed Forces’ Reserves.
The award was presented to the Hospital by Rear Admiral Chris Hockley, Flag Officer for Scotland, Northern England and Ireland, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff at a private reception in Paisley Town Hall, hosted and organised by the Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers (SaBRE) Campaign.
SaBRE was established by the Ministry of Defence in 2002 to provide the necessary support for employers and reservists to ensure mutually beneficial and successful working relationships. The Golden Jubilee National Hospital was one of a select group of employers to receive the prestigious award, which formally recognises the hospital as a supportive employer of individuals within the organisation who also give up their time to train with the Voluntary Reserve Forces.
Sandie Scott, Head of Corporate Affairs, who accepted the award on behalf of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, said: “At the Golden Jubilee we pride ourselves on being a diverse, equal opportunities organisation, and our ongoing support of the Armed Forces Reservists is just one of the many ways we accomplish this.
“These are ordinary men and women who give up their free time to go the extra mile. Having a ‘can do’ attitude is something we look for in all of our staff and these individuals are the embodiment of this. We are delighted to receive this recognition of our support to our reservists and will continue to do all we can to support these hard working, dedicated people in our hospital.”
Over the years the Golden Jubilee has employed several members of the Armed Forces Reserves; including one member of staff serving active duty in Afghanistan.