Each day hundreds of doctors, nurses and other medical staff at University Hospital of Wales make a difference to the lives of people in
and the Vale, but behind these caring souls is a small army of unsung heroes. Cardiff
They are the men and women that provide the vital support services without which the hospital would grind to a halt.
Their rich mix of skills keep the lights on, the sheets clean, food warm and a myriad of other vital cogs that keep the UHW machine running.
Simon Williams, Patient Environment Manager for Cardiff and Vale UHB, said the hard work of these staff often goes unnoticed – a fact that points to how well they keep those vital, yet often taken for granted services running.
He said that the anniversary of the official opening of the University Hospital of Wales was an ideal time to recognise the important role those staff play.
Mr Williams said: "The University Hospital of Wales site has the same amount of people on it as a small town and requires a huge amount of infrastructure across support services to keep it operating smoothly.
“Behind the scenes at UHW there are hundreds of staff working hard day in, day out to make sure that the hospital keeps running and is able to care for the residents of
"These guys are the engine room that keeps the ship cruising along and are a credit to the organisation."
As part of the celebrations the Health Board has been featuring the efforts of the staff behind the scenes, shining a light on their hard work and commitment to helping to treat after patients.
Ruth Walker, Director of Nursing, said: "The UHB prides itself on the high standards it sets and the excellent patient care delivered by our staff. But it is important that we recognise the vital role played by the staff behind the scenes who allow that work to be done.
"They are the unsung heroes of UHW, who quietly go about their incredibly important work, and I think it's only right that as part of the 40th anniversary of the hospital we recognise not only their contribution but all those who have made the hospital what it is today."