"Huge thank you to our brilliant staff"

Beverley Murphy, our Executive Director of Nursing, Professions and Operations, has praised all of the staff at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust for their hard work and dedicated to care for people during wave four of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want to publicly say a huge thank you to our brilliant NHS and social care staff who are working tirelessly to give great care for people in Sheffield. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has well and truly arrived in our city and we are feeling the impact of it. Just like our colleagues who work in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, this new wave means extra pressure on our already stretched teams. I am very grateful for all that our teams are doing every day and I want to thank the families and friends of our staff who keep supporting for us so we can do a good job.

“We are working really hard to keep our services running by managing our staffing numbers carefully and asking some staff to work differently. We are also looking after our service users who are in our inpatient wards and out in the community, some of whom have COVID-19 and need extra support. I want to say a big thank you to the families and carers of our service users who are being patient whilst we care for their loved ones in a slightly different way.

“We know COVID-19 has some distinct physical symptoms, some of which can last for a long time, but it can also impact on your mental health. So to anyone who is struggling with their mental health or finds themselves in a mental health crisis, I want to say; we are here to help you. We offer a range of support for everyone, from a range of self-help guides that you can download and work through on your own, to online courses and more.

"The self-help section of our website has lots of resources available to support you, but remember if it’s urgent that you speak with a mental health professional, don’t hesitate to call us on 0808 1968 281.”