When the going gets tough, kindness is the most meaningful thing. Over the years, we've found a common thread amongst families, friends and the NHS, of people being so generous and kind with their time in support of others. In particular we want to thank Richard Owen, Sheraz Markar and Bruno Sgromo for their continued support of OOSO, when their own working lives as consultant surgeons are all-time consuming, high pressure roles, leaving precious little space for family life and proper down time. Yet they find time to think about us, OOSO, and our community of patients, families and friends.
And of course we thank everyone at the NHS: doctors, theatre and ward nurses and assistants, radiologists, physios, dieticians, all the behind the scenes admin staff, business managers and planners, finance and human resources, building maintenance teams, the all important porters, kitchen and security staff, and not to forget volunteers, who help visitors feel welcome and find where they are supposed to be. It's quite an incredible thing 'the NHS' - without which, there's a lot of us that wouldn't be here today, or had an opportunity to live a few more happy years. So we keep saying 'thank you', and we mean it.