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Thank You Healthcare community launched

A new online community, Thank You Healthcare, has been launched to gather and share personal stories of thanks and gratitude to NHS workers and other healthcare professionals around the world.

COVID-19 has created an incredible swell of public appreciation for today’s NHS heroes, including the ‘Clap for Carers’ every Thursday.  Thank You Healthcare is a virtual community for these emotions to allow humanity to shine through in these difficult times.

Speaking about the Thank You Healthcare campaign, former British & Irish Lion rugby star Jamie Heaslip said:

I’ve been blown away by the courage and commitment shown by our healthcare workers since the outbreak of this crisis. They are putting their own health and well-being on the line to save the lives of others. It’s great to now have this platform available so people can come together and show the depth of their appreciation for all the efforts being made by healthcare workers to combat this pandemic. I hope the Thank You Healthcare campaign will act as a source of strength for these workers as they continue the fight against COVID-19.

Thank You Healthcare’s Global Gratitude Map showcases the spread of gratitude across the globe using curated and collected thank you moments to healthcare workers fragmented across various social media platforms, such as Twitter and Instagram, to create an immersive graphic of global positivity.

This interactive map is designed to be a powerful antithesis to the daily displays of the spread of the virus. It also shows the trends where gratitude hot spots continue to grow and emerge. From the map, individuals can say Thank You to people they know working in healthcare connections, as well as to their local hospitals and clinics.

Eric Mosley, CEO of Workhuman, the firm behind the idea said:

During this unprecedented time, we knew it was our responsibility to do what Workhuman does best and facilitate gratitude toward one set of workers in particular – healthcare.

Thank You Healthcare is a reflection of the global recognition that everyone is feeling for their local health workers; it’s the consistent visualisation of hope that we need to get through this time. We’re providing the world with a map to see all the good and enabling the community to actively participate to bring it to light.

With more than four million moments of gratitude already shared, the global community aims to give those providing gratitude the feeling that they’ve been able to make a difference, while showing healthcare workers around the globe just how important they are.

To view the incredible messages of gratitude being shared or to add your own personalised thank you, visit workhuman.com/thankyouhealthcare.

Image: Workhuman

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