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NHS Heroes get a special Thank you


Colourful 'THANK YOU NHS' road markings have been created at the entrance to two Sunderland hospitals as the latest token of the city's grateful support for its healthcare heroes.

This comes just a month after Sunderland City Council announced it was lighting Penshaw Monument and other landmarks including Northern Spire bridge, Keel Square and Fulwell Mill blue in honour of the NHS and social care workers.
The markings which also feature a rainbow, were painted at the Chester Road and Kayll Road entrances to Sunderland Royal Hospital and on the A1290 entrance to the new Nightingale Hospital near Nissan in Washington over the weekend by Sunderland City Council highways staff.
Councillor Michael Mordey, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, said: "We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our heroic NHS workers who are putting their lives on the line every day in the fight back against this killer pandemic. 
"This is just a small token of our enormous thanks for everything our NHS workers are doing to keep us all safe. They’re doing an incredible job in the most challenging of circumstances and we hope this will remind them of just how grateful we are.
"We're also very grateful to all of our social care and other key workers who are working tirelessly to deliver critical services and keep our city going in these unprecedented times."
Ken Bremner, Chief Executive of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are massively appreciative of all of the support we have received and this gesture from Sunderland City Council will no doubt put a smile on the faces of many of our staff coming into our hospital sites at this difficult time.
"The rainbow has become a symbol of the efforts of our frontline workers, not only in healthcare, but across all our public and essential services and we share this recognition with everyone helping to keep our communities safe and supporting the Trust through the pandemic.”


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