The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital would like to say thank you to everyone in the community who has supported it during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thousands of individuals, companies, charities, community groups and public sector organisations have come together to support the hospital as it cares for patients and families affected by the virus.
David White, Chairman, said: “On behalf of the Trust, I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped us through this difficult time and pay tribute to the extraordinary levels of support we have received from the wider community across Norfolk and further afield.
“We remain united and resilient with the support of all those who were ready to help us tackle the hardest and longest lasting challenge that has confronted the NHS in its history.”
Professor Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse, added: “I am truly humbled by the overwhelming generosity we have received from thousands of people. The donations to us have been awe-inspiring with so many practical goods and services to help us through these difficult times. We know just how much you value your local hospital.
“We have felt the love from the community every step of the way as we have tackled the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Many of the donations to the hospital were channelled through the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity which has also received financial donations as well as wide range of goods and help in kind.
John-Paul Garside, who leads the N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “On behalf of the charity, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks for all the donations gratefully received over the last few months.
“We have been amazed by the outstanding support offered to our patients and staff during this difficult period. The efforts of the local community and contributions from national donors has been truly inspiring.
“We hope that the community will continue to support us in the forthcoming months as we continue to protect our patients from the virus. Many of these donations will continue to benefit our hospitals to enhance the care we deliver in the longer term.”