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A personal message to our staff from the OUH Chair


Dear colleagues,

The Prime Minister's announcements last night [Monday 23 March 2020] take us into uncertain territory and we will all be anxious for our friends and family in this very challenging environment.

One of the primary aims of the new measures is to help the NHS to continue to be able to deliver the services that our patients and public need from us.

The expectations on us are very high and we are very grateful to you all for your contributions to this vital work.

We are living in extraordinary times and we know that we have a tough journey in front of us, but we have a team here at OUH who, by working together, will save lives and bring hope to our communities.

The Board is now operating virtually, focusing on essential matters and on reducing distractions. The senior Executive team is concentrating on key issues of supplies, capacity, training and staff wellbeing.

This is all aimed to support frontline staff to deliver the best possible care in difficult circumstances. That is what really matters.

It will not be easy, but we are lucky to be able to draw on such dedicated and skilled colleagues. Thank you all for your kindness, energy and talent.

Please do take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your staff colleagues at this time of unprecedented challenge for the NHS.

Looking after yourself and those around you is very important. I recently met with Trust Lead for Psychological Medicine, Professor Michael Sharpe, who shared some simple tips for teams - please do watch the video and share it with friends and colleagues.

On behalf of the Trust Board, thank you again for all that you are doing.


Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery

Chair, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust