The Critical Care Unit at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital has received a kind donation from the family of a recent patient. Artist Melanie Aylett and relatives were keen for the stunning painting to be donated to the team in the CCU, who looked after her brother when he was extremely unwell.
Staff have been overwhelmed at the level of support from the local community through what have been often stressful and gruelling periods.
Roopson Paluri, Matron in the Critical Care Unit, said:
“This painting was an extremely kind donation. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been overwhelmed with support from our local and neighbouring communities. It really lifted our spirits, and I can’t thank everyone enough for taking the time and effort in preparing, collating and delivering hot meals, hand creams, and toiletries, clapping every Thursday, and thank-you posters from nearby schools. You have kept us all going."