Dear NHS - Your messages of thanks to our health service for support and care

Your stories of how the NHS looked after you and your loved ones are being brought together in an article of thanks.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 8:13 am

We asked our readers to share messages to the NHS staff who were there for them during difficult times, providing care and support.

Inspired by Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You – edited by former junior doctor and award-winning writer Adam Kay – your thanks shine a light on the health service’s incredible work.

The book was released last month and features contributions from celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Stephen Fry and David Tennant.

Here are some of your own messages from Facebook:

Trudy McDougall Alexander: “The NHS have continued to provide my father’s cancer treatment all throughout lockdown whilst I know so many were stopped.

"We are so grateful that his immunotherapy was never stopped and continued as normal.

"We are eternally grateful to the NHS for this & to their fabulous staff who have continued to work throughout. Thank you NHS.”

Readers have been sharing their 'thank you' messages for the NHS. Picture: Getty/Catherine Ivill.

Claire Collier: “RVI saved my cousin’s daughter’s life and I will forever be grateful for that.”

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Kelly Ken Davison: “I had a bad time during Covid and ended up having a major operation. I can't thank Sunderland Royal Hospital enough.”

Roger Whittle: “In February this year I was diagnosed with both bowel and bladder cancer, with the NHS staff being absolutely brilliant!

"On the day of lockdown I was operated on by a wonderful lady consultant at Cramlington ENSEC hospital.

"After the op I was looked after by so many wonderful staff for five days with various ups & downs, but totally no problems as far as the staff were concerned.

"After being discharged, more brilliant attention from the district nurses, followed by continuous care by my local GP surgery staff. I couldn’t be more happy with all NHS involved. Thank you ALL!”

Joyce Lumsden: “RVI saved my granddaughter’s life. Forever grateful to them.”

Paul Glenwright: “They helped me last March when aged 40 I suffered a heart attack at home, thank you NHS.”

Paul Simpson Conroy: “They helped me beat stage 4 mouth and neck cancer, operation after operation, still going through with ops, but hey ho I’m still here.”

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