Open letter to residents from local NHS leaders in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Leaders across the NHS in Hampshire and Isle of Wight have called on the public to support the NHS by staying safe and using the right service.

Seventeen leaders representing eleven organisations in the area have jointly signed an open letter to residents.

The letter calls on the public to do the right thing, by following the Hands – Face – Space advice and encouraging family and friends to do the same.

In the letter, local NHS leaders say:

“With the development of vaccines we now know we can beat this virus, but we cannot let our guard down. These next few weeks will be the most difficult we have ever faced. The colder weather makes things all the more challenging for us. That is why we are asking for your help”.

They also explain there are a range of NHS services here to support the public, such as 111 Online, local community pharmacies, and urgent treatment centres.

The full text of the letter can be found in PDF format here.





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