Celebrating our Children's Health Heroes

Image: Tom Knight Ward Based Chef.To celebrate International Children's Day (June 1st), Skills for Health and National Skills Academy for Health will be highlighting the vital role that support workers play in delivering paediatric care.

Working in partnership with leading children's hospitals from across the UK, the week-long campaign will showcase the significant contribution that support workers make to a child's care and encouraging the public to say 'thank you'.

The Healthcare Support Workforce

Did you know that 40% of the 2.1 million people who work in the UK health sector are support workers? These roles are critical, ensuring that hospital and healthcare practices around the UK continue to run efficiently and effectively, yet they often go unnoticed.

 

How to take part

  • Are you a paediatric support worker? We'd love to hear your stories and experiences so we can sing your praises - please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Share your personal stories of support workers on Twitter using #OurHealthHeroes
  • Share our wonderful blogs / videos / images from paediatric support staff around the UK using the hashtag #OurHealthHeroes
  • Twitter chat take place: Thursday 2nd June 12 - 1pm - join in my following #OHHChat


On Twitter now

NSAHCHansford RT @AnneClarkeSfH: 'The glue that holds it all together' why support staff are the lifeblood of children's hospitals’ #OurHealthHeroes http…
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Nikkihamax RT @UHBristolNHS: Our Linda Mosley from the children's hospital features in this @guardian article #OurHealthHeroes @skillsforhealth https:…
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skillsforhealth RT @UHBristolNHS: Our Linda Mosley from the children's hospital features in this @guardian article #OurHealthHeroes @skillsforhealth https:…
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AnneClarkeSfH RT @skillsforhealth: Mobilising the NHS’s hidden army https://t.co/W0vsVYKqN6 Fantastic to see Skills for Health feature throughout this re…
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