Staff at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital have been going for gold.
Health Minister David Anderson and member of Economic Development Laurence Skelly were invited to present the staff with the official certificate and plaque to mark the award of the gold standard for Investors in People (IIP).
The pair were making the first appearance in public since Mr Skelly tabled a motion of no confidence in the Health Minister in this month’s Tynwald sitting.
Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital first gained IIP status in 2005.
It now joins the top 2 per cent of organisations across the British Isles that have achieved the gold standard by demonstrating excellence in developing and supporting their staff and clients.
The gold presentation followed the hospital’s fourth external review by an IIP specialist.
Mr Anderson said: ‘Very well done indeed to everyone at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital for achieving such a superb result which continues to show that staff are putting the patients at the heart of everything the hospital does.’
Mr Skelly said: ‘The hospital’s recent accreditation report showed a real benefit in terms of the quality of service and care, to both patients and the wider community. I extend my sincere congratulations to the team at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital on their gold achievement – well done!’
Hospital manager Ginette Hattersley said: ‘IIP is an on-going framework which has become part of the fabric of the hospital and how we work. The report shows an exceptionally high score, well over the target level.
‘We are pleased and proud of this significant achievement and of our staff for all their efforts, accomplishments and team working throughout the hospital.’
Cath Quilliam, head of Community Health Services, added: ‘This is an absolutely fantastic achievement. Congratulations to the whole workforce as they have all contributed to this gold accreditation.’