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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


A short poem, submitted by Dr Paul Chazot

(2 July 2018)

Diane Bousfield recently wrote shared this poem with Dr Paul Chazot and Dr Laura Johnston whilst in hospital with her Husband. We would like to share it with the Wolfson community. Please enjoy. 

“Our Unsung Heroes” by Diane Bousfield

For all the broken bodies you repair and heal

The support and care you offer when at our lowest we feel

For medical advances innovations and the future ahead

Skilled health professionals and volunteers by dedication you’re led

For making the impossible incredibly real

In our hours of darkness a rescue package deal

So thank you all our unsung heroes who in every way

Preserve our bodies so we can live to fight another day