Trust hosts Special Celebration Event for Recent Learner Graduates  

Colleagues at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) recently hosted a special celebration and graduation event for the Trust’s latest cohort of learners. This ranged from graduating apprentices to those who have completed specific caring qualifications, as well as individuals achieving functional skills in English and maths. 

In 2022/23 DBTH hosted over 1,180 students, including nurses, and allied health professionals (physios and therapists). In addition, the Trust currently has over 400 apprentices studying on programme, across a range of specialities, including nursing, admin and clerical, leadership and other caring roles.  

Acknowledging the hard work and dedication of the organisation’s learners, their mentors, peers and managers, the celebratory event took place in Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Lecture Theatre in December. 

Each of the successful learners were presented with a certificate detailing their achievement as well as a special pin badge. Graduates were then able to enjoy a selection of refreshments, as well as being able to interact and share experiences with colleagues and leaders who have supported them whilst on their learning journey. 

Joining colleagues at the celebration event was the Trust’s Director for Education and Research, Professor, Sam Debbage, Deputy Director of Education, Dr Ann-marie Steele, Associate Chief Nurse for Safe Staffing, Kirsty Clarke, and the Head of Education for Widening Participation, Kelly Turkhud.


Speaking after the celebration, Sam said: “Ensuring that we acknowledge and celebrate the incredible achievements of our learners here at DBTH is hugely important to us. Our learners are the future of our Trust and are essential to helping us build a strong and diverse workforce. 

“I am confident that our learners will thrive in their roles, and we wish them the very best of luck for a long and fruitful career. We hope that their stories and journeys will serve as an inspiration for others looking to complete their own learning.” 

The Vocation Education Team at the Trust have a range of learning opportunities available at DBTH. From apprenticeships, to work experience, we have something to suit everyone’s skills, passions and ambitions. To find out more about the opportunities available at DBTH contact the team at 

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas. 

Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only a small number of Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire and trains 25% of all medical students and 30% of all other healthcare professional students.