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NHS staff share message of unity with virtual choir


VIDEO: VIDEO: STAFF from a local NHS Trust formed a virtual choir to provide hope and togetherness to people in times of adversity.

In response to the challenges experienced by so many during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CWP) healthcare heroes have performed a rousing (virtual) rendition of classic hit ‘Over the Rainbow’ to highlight the importance of staying in touch and looking out for one another.
All performed in their spare time and edited free of charge by local editor Nick Murphy (Image Play Video Services), colleagues at CWP decided that a virtual choir would help them stay connected and share some much needed positivity with the world.
Karen Phillips, Head of Workforce Wellbeing at CWP said: “For a while we’ve all had to live and work a bit differently, and it hasn’t always been easy to stay as connected as we’d like.
“We wanted to come together and show everyone how we’ve risen to the challenge as one community at CWP.”
Over the Rainbow, widely recognised for its powerful themes of hope and optimism, further resonates during the current pandemic thanks to the rainbow coming to symbolise the nation’s shared appreciation for key workers.

Sheena Cumiskey, CWP Chief Executive, said: “In the face of real challenges staff at CWP have been magnificent in their response to COVID-19. As always they have worked tirelessly to provide the best possible care to the people we serve and this wonderful gesture highlights their commitment to improving experiences and brightening people’s day.”
CWP provides health and care services including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care – including the provision of three GP surgeries.
The Trust has services across Cheshire and Wirral, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool – and provides specialist services for the North West as a whole.
To find out more about CWP NHS visit www.cwp.nhs.uk


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