Open letter to the children of RJAH staff

Release Date: 13/05/2020

Open letter to the children of RJAH staff

We know this current coronavirus pandemic can be particularly difficult for children. It can be even more challenging for the children of key workers, whose parents are having to fit in their vital work around childcare and the demands of home schooling.
 
With that in mind, our Acting Chief Executive Stacey Keegan has written an open letter to the children of all staff at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
 
The letter expresses her thanks for letting us borrow their parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles to do this important work.
 
“Our staff are doing an amazing job, and we want their children to know that,” said Stacey. “Those children are coping with a lot right now, and we want to thank them for letting us ‘borrow’ the people closest to them to work in our hospital.
 
“If parents are at home more often, then we want to thank their children for being patient while their grown-ups hog the wifi, ask them to be quiet while they have lots of meetings and try to help with school work.
 
“We want them to know it is okay to be sad, angry, or even scared. It’s important to remember this won’t last forever and we will all get to spend time together with the people we love soon.”
 
Staff at RJAH are being encouraged to download the full letter and share it with the children in their household.
 



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