Holocaust Memorial Day was marked with the support of the Trust branch of Unison at Southport hospital.
Branch officers recently returned from a Unison North West educational visit to the former Nazi death camps in Poland.
They spoke about their experiences to Trust staff, patients and visitors, offering tea lights to place in the hospital prayer room.
Holocaust Memorial Day coincides with the liberation of the Auschwitz by the Red Army in 1945. Today there are fewer than 10 survivors of the camp still alive.
John Flannery, Staff Side lead for the Trust, said: “As well as remembering those who died we’re acting as living witnesses to the Holocaust as it begins to pass from living memory.”
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is the charity that promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day. It has taken place in the UK since 2001, with a UK event and over 5,590 local activities taking place on or around 27 January each year.
Picture shows Trust chaplain the Rev Martin Abrams; John Flannery; and Unison branch officers Lin Douglas and Trevor Jarman.
Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 704494
Notes for editors
1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.