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28 May 2020

Critical care teams say thank you for ‘incredible support’

Members of the critical care team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have thanked colleagues and the public for the support they and their colleagues across hospital and community services have received during the coronavirus pandemic.


Helen Boyle, Senior Sister in the Critical Care Department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, said the teams at both the Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals had received ‘wonderful’ support from the public and colleagues in all areas of the Trust.

She said: “Caring for those with critical illness is what we do, day in and day out but the extra challenges that we have faced over the past few weeks have been made more bearable by the fantastic support of all our colleagues and the wonderful public support that we continue to receive.”

“We could not do our job without our colleagues’ unstinting support. For example our supplies team have worked around the clock to make sure we have the PPE we need. Our domestic colleagues have worked tirelessly to ensure strict infection control is maintained with constant cleaning of areas. Other staff have volunteered to help with a messaging service for patient’s relatives to be able to stay in touch with their loved ones and the list just goes on and on in terms of how everyone is playing a part in the COVID-19 response.”

Helen added: “We are also truly grateful for all the cards, positive messages and the claps and cheers from the public. It really does make a difference to know that people are thinking about us and appreciating what we are trying to do. We will continue to do our very best for every single patient who needs our care whether that is for COVID or something else.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our colleagues in critical care and the wider Trust, as well as the wider public, for all of their amazing support.”

Chris Morley, Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “The efforts of our staff in critical care and across the Trust, and the support we have received from the public, is truly humbling.”


Photo (l-r): Sofia Elliott, Dave Silveston, Sofia Elliott , Bethany Pollard, Nicola Bower by the ‘Thank you’ display wall in the Critical Care Department at the Hallamshire Hospital.

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