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Hospital boss welcomes applause

Hospital boss welcomes applause

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:18pm 16th April 2020. (Updated at 5:21pm 16th April 2020)

The chief executive of Cornwall’s main hospital says that the clapping around Cornwall in appreciation of NHS staff is “fantastic”.

Kate Shields, chief executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, said that all her staff appreciated the outpouring of thanks.

Every Thursday people all over the country have been coming by their front doors and windows at 8pm to publicly applaud to show their thanks to people working in the NHS to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

“We love it, to be appreciated is fantastic. We are grateful for all the calls and good wishes that the NHS has had in Cornwall. It makes our job in the NHS easier to do. For the first time in my life it feels like we are all working together with a common aim.”

             Kate Shields, chief executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

She added that it felt like the whole community in Cornwall was joining together and this was helping staff working in the hospital.

Cornwall Council leader Julian German said that he would be joining in with the applause this evening and would be thinking not just of NHS staff but all those working on the frontline. He said that those working in the care sector and all volunteers who were helping people should also be applauded.

“I will be clapping for them this evening as well as the NHS. I will also be clapping for everyone, everyone who, in their own way, is doing their bit to tackle the virus.”

              Cllr Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council 


How you can get involved:

The Clap For Our Carers is set to take place this evening from 8pm.

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