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Sheffield Children’s Hospital CEO thanks pupils at Oasis Academy Watermead

Sheffield Children’s Hospital CEO thanks pupils at Oasis Academy Watermead

Youngsters from a Sheffield primary school have recently helped brighten up their local children’s hospital.

As a way to say thank you, pupils from Oasis Academy Watermead in the heart of Sheffield sent 53 cards to an array of departments across Sheffield Children’s Hospital to cheer up patients and staff, unaware of the letter they were going to receive.

Chief Executive of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, John Somers wrote personally to the pupils at the school to thank them. The letter reads;

“On behalf of the whole team here at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, I’d like to say a big thank you for the cards you sent us.”

The letter continues to say; “We have shared them over email so everyone can take a look at your wonderful words and artwork. You have made our doctors, nurses and other staff members smile – which is really important through these difficult times. Please remember to keep safe, and look after your families and friends. Thank you again for being so kind.”

Pupils and staff at Oasis Academy Watermead were over the moon with the letter of personal thanks.

Adam Dawson, Principal at Oasis Academy Watermead, said; “I am really proud of all the children for working hard both in school and at home during this difficult and unprecedented time. We often talk about small acts of kindness and our children have shown this in abundance by making cards to the NHS staff who we owe so much to.”

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only three dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK and provides integrated healthcare for children and young people, including community and mental health care as well as acute and specialist services.

Daniel Marsh