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RAH staff ‘blown away’ with messages of love

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Primary school children from Elderslie have warmed the hearts of hard working hospital staff, with a very special Valentine’s surprise.

Forget red roses - hand delivered to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley this week were 55 handmade Valentine’s cards with dedicated messages of love.

With notes such as “You are a star!”, “Thank you for protecting us” and “You’re making a difference” who could fail to be moved by the gorgeous gesture from the Wallace primary children?

“We were just blown away by the cards – there was a lovely letter attached explaining the children wanted to use St Valentine’s Day to ‘spread the love’ and let hospital staff know how much they are appreciated.  Children really are wonderful at reminding us what is important,” said RAH General Manager Victoria Cox.

“So much thought has gone into them – we have made a dedicated display in the hospital so all the staff can appreciate them. They have really brightened our week,” added Victoria.

Ward housekeeper Suzi McAleer, an ex-pupil of Wallace Primary, said: “I saw this today on my way into my shift. It’s the sweetest thing I have ever seen. Staff all across the NHS are working harder than ever before, so to think that people are thinking of us just gives us that energy to carry on. We don’t need a Valentine on Sunday now, these are the best ones I’ve ever seen!”

Head teacher at Wallace Primary, Mrs Dalrymple said: “I am so proud of the pupils at Wallace for this wonderful gesture. Kindness is one of our school values and it is great to hear of the positive impact the cards have had on the hard working staff at the RAH.”

 

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Last Updated: 14 February 2021