Members’ Motion to thank everyone at the RD&E

1 Oct 2021

Members of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have submitted a motion at the Annual Members Meeting to thank staff and volunteers at the RD&E for their hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Motion, signed by five Trust members: Michael Golby, Gerry Hinton, Stephen Hudson, John Phillips and Simon Timms, said: “The whole nation owes a deep debt of gratitude to the NHS for its magnificent response to the Covid pandemic. 

“Members of the RD&E NHS Foundation Trust have seen first-hand the heroic way in which the Trust’s staff and volunteers have risen to meet the unprecedented challenges that they have been faced with over the past 18 months. Their personal commitment, professional skills and sheer hard work have helped so many patients and their families through these difficult times. 

“Trust Members attending this Annual Meeting therefore wish to place on record their sincere thanks to everyone at the RD&E Trust, across all its teams and locations, for their outstanding performance. We ask our Trust's Chair to let them know how very much Members appreciate all that they have done - and continue to do - in such challenging circumstances.”

James Brent, Chairman at the RD&E and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “I’d like to express my thanks to our members for this formal vote of thanks. Their support to our staff and volunteers throughout the pandemic is really appreciated and I shall be delighted to pass on our Members’ thanks in accordance with the motion.”

Simon Timms, RD&E member, said: “The Annual Meeting gives us, as Trust members, the opportunity to express our formal thanks to everyone at the RD&E. I am delighted to propose this motion which recognises their outstanding work in such challenging times.”

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