AN ISLAND sculptor has donated a hand crafted work of art to NHS staff in honour of the last ever Thursday clap to the NHS.

Adrian Brewer from Newport, CEO of the local charity Roll out the Barrel, created the statue to commemorate the hard work of NHS.

Adrian Brewer said: “I wanted to create something which will remind us all of this moment in time which will soon be forgotten. It’s important to remember what happened in 2020 and how we all came together and applauded our NHS and carers.

“As an appreciative user of the NHS over many years, in fact I was born in the year of its inauguration, I hope people visiting the hospital will enjoy looking at the sculpture and remember this time as they pass through.”

The sculpture has been mounted in one of the internal courtyard gardens on level A of St Mary's Hospital.

Darren Cattell, deputy chief executive said: “Clap for Carers has united everybody across the country and has been a really uplifting way for us all to show our appreciation for everyone working on the frontline and keeping our country going.

“We are pleased to display this sculpture as a reminder of just how grateful we are to our NHS colleagues and to everyone doing their bit for us all.”