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Video message pays tribute to ‘brilliant’ hospital workers 150 150 mhamer

Video message pays tribute to ‘brilliant’ hospital workers

Jimmy Cricket thanks NHS staff on TwitterJimmy Cricket has sent a video message of support to a Shropshire hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

It followed a special request from the League of Friends charity supporting the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.

It is a world-class NHS orthopaedic centre of excellence.

Jimmy posted in his message on social media.

He said: “I would like to wish all the Staff, Volunteers and The League of Friends at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital the very best during these challenging times.

“You are all doing a brilliant job to keep patients safe and well cared for.

“I know how hard you are working and I just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated whatever role you do.

“From Housekeepers, Porters, Nurses, Doctors, Administrators and Managers – everyone.

“Thank you NHS.”

Watch Jimmy on the video paying tribute and thanking NHS staff

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For the past five weeks, Jimmy has been sending all his fans and friends daily togetherness message via video as the world fights coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday (30 April) that the total number of deaths from coronavirus – also known as Covid-19 – in the UK had now reached 26,711.

Jimmy Cricket's self-isolating message just before the start of the lockdown

The UK government announced on 23 March it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.

Jimmy posted his first video on social media a day earlier with the message: “We can do this together!”

He told a few jokes in the clip and urges people to help each other in these tough times.

He said: “Once we get though this, at the end of the tunnel, we’ll all have a great big huddle together.”

A nationwide round of applause has been taking place at 8pm every Thursday since the start of the lockdown.

The aim is to show gratitude to the NHS staff and key workers.

Also read: Coronavirus pandemic: We can do this together!

Surgeons and comics have a lot in common… 150 150 mhamer

Surgeons and comics have a lot in common…

A fabulous night of award celebrations for staff and volunteer members @RJAH_NHS with organisers, Chief Executive Mark Brandreth and Chairman Frank Collins, alongside compère for the evening Orthopaedic Surgeon Robin Banerjee!

Entertainer Jimmy Cricket performed at an NHS awards event in Shropshire on Thursday evening.

The celebrations for staff and volunteers who work for the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) took place at the Lion Quays Hotel in Oswestry.

The RJAH orthopaedic hospital is a leading centre of excellence with a reputation for innovation, providing a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal (bone, joint and tissue) surgical, medical and rehabilitation services – locally, regionally and nationally.

Famous comedian Jimmy, 73, tweeted: “It was great appearing at the Robert Jones, Agnes Hunt Hospital awards ceremony in Oswestry last night.

“Surgeons and Comics have a lot in common…We both work in a theatre, have people in stitches, and have to deal with the odd drip now and then.”