MP’s sweet treat for NHS workers

Tributes: Tracy Brabin next to one of the pieces of art.
Tributes: Tracy Brabin next to one of the pieces of art.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin arrived at Dewsbury Hospital bearing cake on the NHS’ 70th birthday as she dropped in to see the stunning Spen Valley High School student artwork which now proudly hangs in the corridors.

The artwork, which was the result of an initiative by consultant urnogynaecologist Kathryn Fishwick, saw creative students from the school design stunning tributes to Jo Cox.

They were of such a high standard that all 13 entries now adorn the hospital corridor.

The visit, which coincided with the NHS’ milestone 70th birthday, saw the MP thank staff for all they do and offer a sweet treat for hardworking staff on shift at the time.

The Batley and Spen MP said: “The artwork is absolutely stunning and is such a fitting tribute to Jo and all she stood for.

“It’s clear that the students have embraced the values that Jo, her family, More in Common and the people of Batley and Spen hold so dear.

“And as my visit coincided with the anniversary of the birth of our most cherished institution, I thought it would be rude not to take a gift!

“As we celebrate the anniversary, it’s important to take a moment to salute all the hardworking, dedicated and selfless NHS workers who have given so much over the years. Without all of you, the NHS would not be what it is today.

“The NHS is the Labour Party’s proudest achievement –here’s to the next 70 years and beyond.”