Health Minister Kim Wilson took time out “to raise a banner of thanks” to a host of “generous and caring professionals”, who stepped up to assist with medical care and testing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the latest government briefing on Thursday, the Minister said: “Thank you, truly, for all that you have done.

“As we enter the new phases of re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our private healthcare colleagues (GPs, dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and nurses) will no longer be available to volunteer alongside the Department of Health as they have been over the past few months.

“Without them volunteering their time and services, the Department of Health would not have been able to cover the ground that we did, and in such a short space of time. For this, we are eternally grateful. Therefore I would like to acknowledge them today for their willingness to serve our community without compensation. This was a huge task and their contribution was very much appreciated.

Ms Wilson called out by name the following individuals (alphabetically):

  • Dr Chris Allington
  • Dr Kyjuan Brown
  • Dr Gordon Campbell
  • Dr Helen Christopher
  • Dr Richard Fulton
  • Dr David Galloway
  • Dr Stanley James
  • Dr Shaina Kelly
  • Ms Catherine Kempe
  • Dr Stephen Kenny
  • Dr Ben Lau
  • Dr Christine McFeely
  • Dr Laura Murphy
  • Dr Amne Osseyran
  • Dr Hamish Reid
  • Dr Constance Richards
  • Dr Fiona Ross
  • Dr Joanna Sherratt-Wyer
  • Dr Danielle Simons
  • Dr Nicola Terceira
  • Dr Wilbert Warner
  • Dr Len Wedlich

“I would like us all to raise a banner of thanks to these generous and caring professionals,” said the Minister.

“Thank you, truly, for all that you have done.”

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