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OUH COVID e-Book tells the stories of a year like no other


Friday 23 April 2021 saw the launch of Stories from the COVID-19 pandemic - #OneTeamOneOUH - an e-Book which tells the story of our response to COVID-19.

The project has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Oxford Hospitals Charity.

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), says:  "The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of unprecedented challenges for all of us, both professionally and personally, and one of the ways in which we can make sense of these experiences is by telling our stories, to share how we feel, and to talk about what we did as individuals and in our teams.

"And so the idea for this e-Book was born as an opportunity for everyone to share their reflections on our OneTeamOneOUH response to COVID-19 - we invited all staff to submit their contributions for inclusion in order to truly reflect the experiences of our people.

"I would like to thank all staff who took the time and trouble to share their personal stories which you can read in our e-Book."

Stories from the COVID-19 pandemic - #OneTeamOneOUH also includes a strong focus on the Trust's unique partnership with the University of Oxford and the groundbreaking COVID-19 research which has taken place in Oxford.

It also profiles teams which the public and even some staff colleagues may not be aware of because they are not always visible - as they work 'behind the front line' - and highlights the invaluable support of the wider community in Oxfordshire for NHS staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bruno Holthof adds: "Our collective strength throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been in our shared sense of purpose which has enabled us to pull together during the darkest times.

"This OneTeamOneOUH approach has incorporated the invaluable work of Oxford Hospitals Charity, the medical and nursing students who supported our frontline staff, our on-site catering and retail partners, and many others not only in our hospitals but also in the communities which we serve."