Morale high - how Malton Hospital staff are coping in a crisis

Staff from Malton Community Hospital have spoken of how they are dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 12:17 pm
Some of the letters and cards sent to the hospital team.

The key workers for Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust say morale is high and the team is working together to ensure services continue to run smoothly.

“There have been many changes, but people are acclimatising really well,” said Dr George Castle and Ward Clerk Fiona Scott.

“Third year medical students have stayed on, on a voluntary basis, to help and two healthcare nurses have come in from the community to work as discharge nurses.

Staff at Malton Community Hospital.

“We are really grateful to our staff for being so adaptable and dedicated.”

The pair said that they have had a wealth of generous gifts and donations from grateful members of the public.

“We are extremely humbled by the amount of support from the local Malton communities and also from national organisations,” they said.

“We would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you for all of the items donated to our hospital during this time.

“We have received so many wonderful gifts, it’s hard to keep track.

“Your generosity has blown all of us here away and we simply feel so appreciated. It really helps.

“We also want to say thank you for all of the amazing pictures we have been sent from children as well.

"They really brighten our day, and look how wonderfully colourful our Fitzwilliam ward looks now.

"Thank you all.”

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