Honouring the key workers on IWMD20

Staff gathered in the rain to observe national minute's silence

Honouring the key workers on IWMD20

Oxford Health staff stood together as one at 11am to observe the national one minute’s silence to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Whether on the wards or in the community, workers across the Trust paused to remember the key workers and their families who have lost their lives.

At 11am Chief Executive Stuart Bell joined staff outside the Warneford Hospital, Oxford  – in tribute to the sacrifice made by so many workers during the Coronavirus pandemic.

More than 90 NHS workers have died since the nation went into lockdown – including our own healthcare assistant Margaret Tapley who died from COVID-19 – nine days after carrying out her last nightshift at Witney Community Hospital.

Chief Nurse Marie Crofts said of IWMD: “It is so important that we stand together in silent contemplation to honour those who have tragically died; to remember the families left behind; to recognise the sacrifices being made by so many, each and every hour of the day.

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Published: 28 April 2020