Jacqueline Totterdell has reflected upon the last two years in a special video message to St George’s, Epsom and St Helier staff today on the National Day of Reflection (23 March).

The National Day of Reflection marks the second anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. During that period of time, staff across the St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals continued to provide outstanding care to patients including 10,000 covid patients between the two Trusts.

Here, Jacqueline Totterdell, Group Chief Executive at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group, shares her thoughts and thanks staff for their hard work and dedication:

Across the hospital group, staff have been able to attend remembrance services to reflect upon the last two years and take part in the minute’s silence.

The national campaign, led by the Marie Curie charity, also encourages people to shine a light or display flowers in their windows at 8pm tonight while many organisations are lighting up yellow.

Thank you to all staff and supporters of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier, it has undoubtedly been a difficult time over the last two years but today, we take time to reflect, remember those we have lost and recognise the efforts of clinical and non-clinical teams.