16th May 2016 Written by Skills for Health

Image: Thank your childrens Health Heroes.To celebrate International Children’s Day on Wednesday 1st June, Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health are pleased to announce that we’ve launched a social campaign to highlight the vital role support workers play in delivering paediatric care.

As part of our #OurHealthHeroes campaign, we’re working in partnership with leading children’s hospitals from across the UK to showcase the significant contribution that non-clinical workers make to a child’s care and encouraging you, the public and industry, to say 'thank you’.

Helping to lead the celebrations over the week is Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals providing vital healthcare and support to the 275,000 patients and families who visit the hospital every year. Other hospitals involved include Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Bristol, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

Dates for your diary

Paediatrics Week takes place from Tuesday 31st May to Friday 3rd June 2016.

During the course of the week, stories of support workers, videos and gallery images will be shared on the Skills for Health Facebook page.

Thursday 2nd June will be see a paediatrics care Twitter chat take place involving Alder Hey hospital and other UK children’s hospitals to discuss the importance of children’s care. Get involved in the chat by following the #OurHealthHeroes hashtag between 12pm and 1pm.

On Friday 3rd June we’ll be encouraging parents of children who have needed paediatric care to share their personal messages of thanks.

We hope you will join us in the celebrations by using #OurHealthHeroes when posting content during this time and sharing messages of thanks.

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