HSE staff and patients have been asked to observe a minute’s silence tomorrow, Tuesday, in solidarity with healthcare workers on the frontline in Ukraine.
All staff, patients, and visitors to HSE health services are being invited to take part in the tribute at 12noon on Tuesday 15th March, unless it is not clinically safe to do so.
Paul Reid, CEO, HSE said “Healthcare staff all over the world have been on the front lines over the past two years battling Covid-19 and now our Ukrainian colleagues are facing another monumental task working in the most arduous and tragic circumstances in the midst of a war. This is a small gesture we as a health service, along with our patients, service users and visitors can observe.”
“We are keen to offer practical supports too and the HSE coordinated a donation of medical equipment to Ukraine and we are planning a number of further donations, in conjunction with the Department of Health.*”
The minute’s silence is to honour those who have died in Ukraine and our healthcare colleagues who are working tirelessly and in great danger to continue to treat people in harrowing circumstances.