The people who keep our National Health Service – and our country – running really cannot be praised enough.
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 Sunderland #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.
5. B21 night shift staff
This group shot was sent in by Liz Hawyes.
6. Michael Junia, staff nurse
Maddie Junia says: "That is a picture of my dad who has worked 18 years for the NHS. He works very hard for our family and with corona virus he has went above and beyond his duties to help others. He is a staff nurse at Sunderland Royal Hospital."
7. Ashley Sykes, nurse
Kayleigh Sykes says: "She’s a nurse in Sunderland royal hospital, she loves what she does & I wish I could be as brave & positive as her ... especially at this difficult time, she makes me so so proud"
8. Bethany Smith, HCA
Abby Smith says: "She constantly gives her all and more , kind & caring"