Cork University Hospital (CUH) staff who are busy in the fight to limit the spread of Covid-19 received a lovely message of support this week.
10-year-old Lilly from Clonakilty sent a letter to all of the doctors and nurses at CUH, thanking them for “working so hard” to fight the virus.
Lilly was asked to write a thank you to someone working in a hospital during the Covid-19 emergency as part of her homework, but instead she decided to address the letter to all of the staff at CUH.
She acknowledged the long hours that staff are working and the sacrifices that they have to make while doing so.
Hospital staff shared the letter to Twitter saying it was a “lovely letter to receive” and they “appreciate the support of everyone in Cork and beyond”.
Staff told Lilly that she deserves great marks for her homework.
What a lovely letter to receive, we appreciate the support of everyone in Cork and beyond. #TogetherApart #StayHomeSaveLives Thank you Lilly from all the staff at CUH! You deserve great marks for your homework! pic.twitter.com/1kb1hIvFvd— Cork University Hosp (@CUH_Cork) April 1, 2020
Lilly’s letter read: “Dear Doctors & Nurses and all who work at your hospital.
“I live in Clonakilty. I am 10 years old.
“As part of my homework this week I was asked to write a thank you to someone working in a hospital during Covid-19, but I want to say a big thank you to you all.
“I would like to say a big THANK YOU to you for working so hard for us to help fight Covid-19.
“Thank you for the long hours and to the many of you who can't see your family to keep us safe.
“I hope by us all staying at home we can get rid of this virus soon.
“Thank you so much, stay safe.
“Please, if as many doctors and nurses could see this I would be so happy.”