Taking time to reflect
National Day of Reflection
CEO, Stephen Collman, encouraged colleagues to observe the second anniversary of the first COVID-19 national lockdown today in any way that they feel allows the opportunity to pause, reflect on what you and your loved ones have been through, and remember the people you may have lost.
“NCH&C’s staff have been on the health and care frontline in our communities throughout the pandemic. You have all made extraordinary sacrifices to support your colleagues, protect your patients, yourselves, and your families. Our teams have also been at the forefront of the vaccination programme in Norfolk, rising to the challenge of delivering thousands of vaccinations at our clinics and on our vaccination bus across the county. We will never forget the role you have all played, and continue to play.”
The video below was created in recognition of how we all pulled together during the most difficult of times. I felt today was a good time to revisit it, as a reminder of how much we have come through for each other over the last two years:
Stehen continued: “While life is seemingly returning to normal in many ways, millions of people are living with the trauma of loss and not being able to grieve properly. Let’s make the legacy of the pandemic one of compassion, love and active support for those who grieve, both now, and in the years to come.”
If you, someone you know, or someone you are treating, are facing loss, bereavement advice and support is available here.
It’s also vital that staff continue to feel supported to look after their health and wellbeing. Full access to our health and wellbeing resources are available on The Loop or on the Health and Wellbeing pages of this site.