Published on Thursday 25 May 2017
On Monday evening, the world witnessed a barbaric attack on many innocent people.
A minute’s silence will be held at 11am on Thursday 25 May 2017 in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the attack in Manchester earlier this week.
Some 22 people were killed and 64 injured – 20 critically – in Monday’s atrocity.
I know many colleagues, patients and visitors have felt deep emotion by this attack and as such you will want to fall silent at 11am to pay your own respects. This silence will also mark the nation’s solidarity with all those injured in the blast. It will also be a time of thought in which we praise the heroics of our emergency services and the many hundreds of people who thought nothing more than to offer their help.
As a busy hospital environment, some of you will find it difficult, or it simply will not be feasible to fall silent at 11am.
However, if you are able to observe today’s silence, then on behalf of the Trust I certainly support you in doing so.
With very best wishes,