Twelve giant angels have been installed in Slough town centre to honour the dedicated frontline Covid workers at nearby Wexham Park Hospital.

The special Christmas light sculptures pay tribute to the hospital’s ‘unsung heroes’ and will be named after individuals from different departments across Wexham Park.

The staff were nominated by their managers for the dedication and commitment shown during the last eight months. From a housekeeper in the intensive care unit, to a physiotherapist, a pharmacy worker and security staff - alongside their colleagues they worked tirelessly during the busiest period in the hospital’s history.

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Slough Observer: The trail of 12 illuminated angels are located in a one mile stretch in and around Slough High Street, each dedicated to an individual staff member or team. The display was unveiled in a virtual ceremony on Facebook Live on Monday.

It marked a special 12 days of Christmas campaign launched by the Slough BID (Business Improvement District) - the group set up by a small team of businesses to promote and invest in the town.

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Neil Dardis, chief executive of Frimley Health Foundation Trust which runs Wexham Park, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to Slough BID and the local community. This is a wonderful gesture – for Wexham Park staff and the thousands of people who work in other Frimley Health hospitals and community services. It is a challenging time for all of our staff and to have their hard work recognised is a great honour. We hope the people of Slough have a safe Christmas and enjoy the angel trail, even if it’s virtually from the comfort of their homes.”

The twelve angels are dedicated to the following teams or individuals: Katherine Lee - pharmacist; Margaret Hammond - in-patient feeding environment team; Verity Stokes - team lead, speech and language therapy; Sarah Milligan - wellbeing lead for learners; Joanna Slade - dietician; Anna Wlodkowska - housekeeping; Nelson Figueria - portering; plus the men and women of the occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, maternity support and security teams.