The response to COVID-19 mobilised every part of our health service in a way unlike anything seen before in the history of the NHS. The compassion from our community has been astounding as our staff, partners and the population of Cardiff and the Vale came together in a time of great need. During the pandemic our staff have shown resilience in not only caring for patients, but supporting each other and working to maintain our essential services.
There has been many examples of innovation with staff and services adapting to new and unfamiliar ways of working. As we reflect on the dark days and sacrifices we have all had to make, we are now faced with hope as we look to the future.
It is difficult to fit the events of the past year into just one week, but from 22nd – 26th March 2021 we are reflecting on the resilience and amazing efforts of our staff, partners and the community of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We will also be commemorating and reflecting on the tragic loss of life that we have all been affected by this past year, including that of healthcare staff across NHS Wales and in our own Health Board.
So please join us in saying a heartfelt thank you to the communities of Cardiff and the Vale, along with every single member of staff, across every team, department and directorate in Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board. Diolch yn fawr, thank you.