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Statement from Jon Rouse, Chief Officer – 30 May 2017

30th May 2017

Jon Rouse, Chief Officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said:

“In what was a devastating week for Greater Manchester, staff across the NHS and care services, together with our public and voluntary sector partners have worked tirelessly to ensure everybody affected is receiving the care they need. Our staff are doing this with unwavering professionalism and dedication.”

“Like everyone else, they too, have been affected by these awful events. The overwhelming support from across the country and around the world has helped our staff get through this difficult time. On behalf of them, I’d like to thank the public for their kindness and the strength they have given us all.”

“Our thoughts remain with all those grieving for their loved ones and for anyone who was affected by these awful events. NHS and care organisations will continue to treat patients, and in some cases, we will be caring for individuals and supporting families for months and years to come.”

“We will be helping all those injured by this attack and their families, paying particular attention to their physical, emotional and practical needs to help aid their recovery and support quality of life. Each person will have a lead worker liaising with health and social care services in the area where they live.”

“We have been sharing a number of key messages and guidance around mental health and the services in place that can support people affected. These can be found on our website and on our Twitter channel. We would encourage you to read those messages and share them, to help ensure they reach as many people as possible.”