A group of artists have paid tribute to the health service with a special love letter to the NHS.
The North Yorkshire Calligraphers have created an exhibition of work on display in the spirituality centre at the University Hospital of North Tees.
The exhibition aims to show gratitude to the health service for all of its work – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robert Cooper is part of the chaplaincy team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the calligraphy group.
He said: “This fantastic work is the creation of local calligraphers – it’s their way of expressing admiration for everything that NHS staff have been doing over the last few months.
“We want as many staff to be able to visit this display to see the gratitude we have for everything they do.”
In a message alongside the display, the group says: “A Love Letter to our NHS” is just one group of people using something they enjoy (calligraphy) as a vehicle to express what they have always felt about the NHS, but have felt with greater intensity than ever before during the past 6 months.
“It is just our way of saying ‘Thank You’, not simply that we have the healthcare system we do, but that there are thousands upon thousands of people who make that system function for everyone’s benefit day-by-day, sometimes at great cost to themselves. We love the NHS and we love the people who make it real – and we want you to know how much you mean to us.”