The Friends of Harrogate Hospital unveil commemorative artwork in Hospital Cardiology Department

Posted on: Thursday 13 Apr 2023

Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Councillor Victoria Oldham and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Robert Windass together with Friends of Harrogate Hospital and HDFT staff, were present to witness the grand unveiling of the colourful ‘Thank You NHS’ collage.

This wonderful collage of cartoons of NHS scenes, which was designed by Sandra Gascoigne, a local Dales artist, was unveiled within the Cardiology Department to commemorate 55 years of fundraising by the Friends of Harrogate Hospital.

Jonathan Coulter, Chief Executive of HDFT said, “This kind gesture will have a valuable impact towards enhancing the environment for service users, their families and staff within the Cardiology Department”.

“It is through the kind generosity of all who donate towards the valuable cause of going above and beyond the provisions of the NHS, which creates a lasting legacy for many years to come”.

John Fox, Chairman of the Friends of Harrogate Hospital said “To celebrate our 55th Anniversary the Friends wanted to pay tribute to colleagues in all areas of the NHS following the pandemic. The Friends commissioned Sandra Gascoigne to produce a collage of cartoons, a humorous tribute to all who work in the NHS and to thank them all for their efforts over the past few years”.

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