We’re living through a time of crisis that few of us would ever have expected to see.
We are celebrating our key worker heroes, and we’ve asked you to highlight the brave individuals and teams you know who are working on the frontline.
Here’s a lineup of some Hartlepool #healthheroes we should all applaud.
We’ve had an overwhelming response, so if we missed your nominee out, we’ll try to give them the shout out they deserve in the days to come.
1. Sue Parkes and Angela Walker
Sent in by Sue Parkes
2. Deborah Pinchen, cardiac investigation unit
Victoria White says: "Deborah Pinchen my big sister, working in the cardiac investigation unit at North Tees and Hartlepool, doing her stint in ICU last week. shes going to kill me for that photo but what the heck"
3. Lisa Pounder, healthcare assistant
Nicola Measor says of her cousin: "Lisa is a healthcare assistant working long hours at Brierton Lodge care home. Lisa’s mam is poorly waiting for a kidney transplant and has been in and out of hospital for a few month resulting in a longer stay this time. Until the visiting stopped at James Coon Lisa spent every day she could there and still takes fresh PJs and things up on her days off. She has also been making sure her family has the things they need on her day off especially her brother who is waiting for a heart transplant and in isolation alone with their mam being in hospital. Lisa has a lot going on and is making sure everyone else is ok she is being so strong through all of this"
4. Harry Wood, provides hydraulic assistance
Becca Swales says: "This gentleman is from Hartlepool and is going into work everyday and providing hydraulic assistance to bin wagons and steam hoses to hospitals for their machines with his son Jamie Wood his doing all the background work to make sure everything is running smoothly and we can run our machines In James Cook Hospital"