A ‘Wall of Thanks’ for NHS staff and key workers was unveiled on Tuesday 4th August along one of the main corridors at the Northern General Hospital.

The images of colourful rainbows, flowers and hearts were created by the children and families of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals staff as well as local residents, after a call out was made by the Trust’s Arts in Health team.

The display was funded by donations and the fundraising efforts of supporters of Sheffield Hospitals Charity. It serves as a place of reflection and a reminder to keyworkers that their efforts during the pandemic continue to be highly valued and appreciated by the people of Sheffield.

Adrian Stone, Chairman of Sheffield Hospital’s Charity, said:

Everybody in Sheffield and indeed, the rest of the country is united in their gratitude for all that the NHS and its incredible staff have done for us throughout these difficult times. Nothing has captured that better than the rainbow image.

We are thrilled that these wonderful pieces of artwork can now be installed as a permanent reminder of the gratitude and thanks that we give to all the staff in our hospitals and community health services. Staff can come and visit the wall to see just how valued they are. Our thanks go to everybody who has sent in a piece of artwork!

Following their exhibition, the images will be offered to areas across the hospitals and installed permanently as a reminder of the events which took place this year and the commitment of key workers, whilst not forgetting the tragedy of lives lost.

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