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NHS staff join local children and young people to ring in the festive season

NHS staff, patients, local children and young people rang in the festive season in style last night at the annual NHS Christmas Carol Concert at Bradford Cathedral.

Children from the signing choirs from both Swain House and Girlington primary schools, young members of the Bradford Youth Brass Band and the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Shabir Hussain joined the Cathedral Choir and chief officer of Bradford District and Craven CCGs, Helen Hirst to celebrate the work of the NHS.



Helen Hirst, chief officer at NHS Bradford District and Craven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) said: “The NHS Christmas Carol Concert was a great success and such a positive and uplifting way to get into the spirit of the season.

“Demand increases on our busy services at this time of the year, as we move towards the festive period and the temperature drops, so it was an honour to recognise and celebrate the hard work that goes into caring for our local communities 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year.

“I would like to thank everyone who came along and who took part, including the Bradford Music and Arts Service, Bradford Youth Brass Band, the signing choirs from Swain House and Girlington primary schools, Bradford Cathedral Choir and all at the Cathedral as well as the staff who gave readings and led prayers, all of whom made this occasion such a special event.”

Pictured (from left to right, back row): Eleanor Worthington (Bradford Youth Brass Band), Mel Pickup, chief executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Brendan Brown, chief executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Helen Hirst, chief officer of NHS Bradford District and Craven CCGs and Emily James (Bradford Youth Brass Band).

Pictured (from left to right, front row): Erkan Ismail, Austeja Liegaite, Leo Pounder and Patience Douglas from the signing choirs of Swain House and Girlington primary schools.

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