The NHS has always been there for me & my family, so the least we can do is to stay home for those staying at work for us.

I’ve sent a letter to the Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Matthew Hopkins, to thank every single member of his staff for everything they’re doing during this coronavirus crisis.

You can read my letter in full below.

Dear Matthew,

The coronavirus has changed life in this country as we know it, and we’re facing unprecedented challenges.

Covid-19 will put the NHS under extreme pressure and our National Health Service will be needed like never before. This is why I am writing to you today.

I have always had the highest respect and admiration for anyone who works in healthcare. Every single day they save lives, nurse people back to full health and perform life-saving and life-changing operations. It’s little wonder why millions of people stood on their doorsteps last week to clap for our carers.

Already your staff at the Alexandra Hospital, Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Kidderminster Hospital are on the front-line of tackling this invisible enemy. Over the next weeks and months your staff will face pressures which will be unimaginable to those of us who do not work in the NHS.

With this in mind, and I’m sure I speak on behalf of all my constituents, I’d like to thank every single member of staff working for your Trust for everything they’re doing to save lives. I do hope you will pass on this letter to your staff.

From doctors to nurses, from healthcare assistants to porters, from administrative staff to cleaners – they are all heroes – every single one of them – and it is difficult to put in to words the admiration and respect we all have for them.

The NHS has always been there for me and my family, so the very least we can do is to stay at home for NHS staff who are staying at work for us.

If there is anything I can do to help then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.