Councillors gave a big ‘thank you’ to the local NHS as part of the celebrations to mark the institution’s 70th anniversary.
Staff from St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust were invited along to last night’s Council meeting where they were presented with a ‘thank you’ card and a hearty round of applause in recognition of the work they do in the borough.
The card was presented by the Mayor of Knowsley, Cllr Jackie Harris, on behalf of all Councillors in Knowsley to staff representing nursing, porters and health care assistants.
The card including personal as well as professional thanks to the services members had received from their local NHS services.
Councillor Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said “We all know what a fantastic job our NHS does. We particularly work closely with NHS staff, particularly at Whiston Hospital, to support our residents and ensure that their care needs can be met – both whilst in hospital and when they leave. What is clear is their passion and enthusiasm for patient care is always at the forefront of our interactions with them.”
“The presentation tonight was just our way of acknowledging the fantastic work they do, particularly in challenging times with demands for their services increasing, and I was delighted to welcome staff from different areas in the hospital to receive the card.”