Flags have been raised today (Monday 18 May) at The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital at Haywards Heath, sporting a clear message of thanks for staff and the local community.
The special flags are a way of saying thank you to staff and volunteers for all their hard work in recent weeks. They are also a thank you to the public for staying home, practising social distancing and helping reduce the spread of the virus.
And finally, the flags’ thank you message is also aimed at all the people and businesses who have donated goods and supported BSUH Charity’s staff wellbeing campaign which has now raised nearly £200,000.
The flags were provided by BSUH Charity whose Director Sarah Tasker said:
“After eight weeks of lock down and exceptional circumstances for staff, patients and the wider public, we thought it was time to say thank you.
“The Thank You message acknowledges all the work, the generosity and the sacrifice that has been made so far by BSUH staff and the wider community.”
Dr George Findlay, Managing Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Trust said:
“This is just a simple way for us to say thanks to everyone in our community during exceptionally difficult times. Our staff are working incredibly hard at the moment and the support we’ve received from the public has been a great boost for them.”
The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton