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Statement from Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, re the Manchester arena terror attack

22nd June 2017

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

“A month on from the Manchester Arena terror attack, we continue to hold in our thoughts those that are grieving and those who have been affected by the bomb in May. I am proud of how our city-region responded to this devastating attack and enormously grateful to staff, volunteers and the general public for their contribution and support.”

“There are a small number of people who are still in hospital following the attack.”

“The nature of injuries varies from burns, fractures, loss of limbs, brain injuries and others which are sadly common following a major incident like this.”

“The NHS and care systems in Greater Manchester are doing everything they can to ensure that people receive the best possible care to help them recover quickly and leave hospital.”

“We are helping all those injured by this attack and their families, paying particular attention to their physical, emotional and practical needs to help aid recovery and support quality of life.”

“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. If anyone has been affected, help and support is available now from Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111 (24 hours).”