Today is National Day of Reflection, marking two years since the start of the first lockdown.
While we are continuing to manage the effects of Covid in both the short and long term, the occasion encourages us all to reflect on our experiences and remember those we lost.
Last year we asked colleagues to share their stories of working through the first year of the pandemic serving our communities. We had a great response – with almost 100 pieces sent through, from poems to drawings, music and essays.
These are now available to browse via our newly created Our Covid Stories website. It is intended to be a time capsule capturing the inspiring tales of courage and dedication, as well as the spirit of teamwork which endures to this day. Please comment, ‘like’ and share the content with your family, friends and loved ones to show your support.
“I’ve personally found it so humbling to hear about the tremendous sacrifices our staff made to care for our patients, in such unknown and difficult circumstances that evolved by the day. I hope you will join us in commemorating our achievements as a workforce and community.”Alan McCarthy, Chair.
If you are visiting our hospitals, please help us to minimise COVID infections and keep patients safe by following guidance, including wearing a mask. Thank you.