Nurses, midwives, cleaners and carers were all put forward – and now we celebrate them with this collection of photos and heartfelt messages from some of the people who appreciate them most. From those who made the nominations and all of us at The News: thank you to those working on the frontline at this time of national difficulty.
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1. Sue McSheaffrey - Portsmouth paramedic for South Central Ambulance Service
Despite having skin cancer and bowel disease, Sue McSheaffrey is on the healthcare frontline every day as a paramedic. Her daughter, Sam, said she has remained 'positive and calm' during the coronavirus pandemic and is her 'hero'.
Photo: Nominated by Sam McSheaffrey and Gemma Gill
2. Kerry Gurd - NHS midwife at QA Hospital
As this picture suggests, Kerry is rightly proud to be an NHS midwife. Born in Portsmouth, she was once a hairdresser before retraining. In nominating her, Nicola said: 'Well done, keep smiling, stay safe and I love you so much.'
Photo: Nominated by Nicola Orr
3. Su Jeffreys - Naval nurse working at QA Hospital
During the coronavirus outbreak Su Jeffreys has been working at QA Hospital while her family are in Edinburgh and the USA. Fitness instructor Oakley Cheung said she has stayed motivated and motivated others at this difficult time.
Photo: Nominated by Oakley Cheung
4. Donna Davies - Employee at Greywell Pharmacy
During the outbreak Donna Davies has given valuable advice, putting herself at risk, while doctors' practices are closed. Her sister-in-law, Jane, praised her 'extraordinary' hard work and that of the pharmacy's employees.
Photo: Nominated by Jane Davidson