We feel deeply saddened and concerned by the news in recent days following the escalation of conflict in Ukraine. This is an extremely sad time for many communities around the world, and we stand in solidarity with Ukraine.
It’s hard to imagine what it must be like for those currently living in Ukraine, however we must also remember that there are people much closer to home - our staff, patients, visitors and local communities – who will also be affected by this news.
We will be supporting our staff through our 24/7 health and wellbeing service. Patients who might be affected by the news can access support through our Chaplaincy service. Anyone who wishes to support with donations can find out more through national charities such as Unicef and British Red Cross.
This period will be an anxious time for many, and we want to remind you all to be respectful, kind and compassionate to each other at all times. The GWH family is incredibly strong and supportive, and now we must come together to look out for our colleagues, patients and visitors.
Regardless of your own personal beliefs and opinions, it’s important that we do all we can to look after ourselves and those around us, and to keep those who are affected – both at home and away – in our thoughts.