Watch: Marymount staff create powerful video to 'boost morale'

Watch: Marymount staff create powerful video to 'boost morale'
Marymount staff

Taking to social media, Marymount stated: "The nurses, health care assistants, catering staff and ward managers on Marymount's St Catherine's palliative care ward recently sang their own version of Nancy Griffith's 'From a Distance' to boost morale, practising social distancing all the while."

Staff reworked the lyrics to bring a new meaning to the classic 80s tune during the current pandemic.


"From a distance, the world is gloved and gowned 

"And the masks are tightly bound 

"From a distance, our hands are nice and clean 

"But no faces can be seen 

"From a distance, we’re keeping harmony 

"And it echoes through the ward," the song begins.

In the chorus, the staff plead with the people of Cork to heed the important government-imposed restrictions and help slow the spread of the virus.

"Please stay at home for us 

"Please stay safe for us

"So we can mind your family."

Marymount, Ireland's oldest hospice, has been forced to close its doors to all visitors except in exceptional circumstances as a result of the current pandemic. 

Their video has amassed a huge reaction on social media, clocking up almost 72,000 views on Facebook in just a few days. 

"Thanks for minding all of our precious friends and relatives. You truly are angels on earth," one person commented, whilst another lauded the staff as "true heroes". 

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