This is a selection of the very special Christmas messages that have accompanied kind donations from our wonderful local community. If you can, please do take a moment during this incredibly busy time to read them.

On behalf of the charity team – we wish you all the best possible Christmas, and thank you for all you do.


"A very Happy Christmas to all the dedicated staff across the Oxford Hospitals who give up their family time to be there for people in need of hospital care at Christmas."

"Heartfelt appreciation that I can celebrate Christmas with my beloved husband after his triple bypass operation and wonderful care at JR heart centre."

"With grateful thanks to the medical profession in the love and care they give under difficult circumstances."

"The Horton has given me and my family exceptional care over the years. Both my children have been admitted to the children’s ward and the staff were wonderful, always going the extra mile."

"Thank you to all the staff in your Critical Care unit for the care given to my Mum in the summer. She was given lifesaving heart surgery and the best care. My brother and I will be forever grateful for the kindness and care shown to Mum and also to us as well."

"Celebrating our 5th Christmas with our daughter Sophie, thanks to the Oxford Children's Hospital. Forever grateful to you all."

"With grateful thanks to my surgeon and all the kind staff of Wytham Ward, especially my marvellous nurses who cared for me so compassionately."

"We were so grateful when our little boy was in hospital on Christmas Day to receive a gift in a stocking. It made a miserable Christmas more bearable. Thanks for all of the amazing work you do."

"Best wishes at Christmas to all the kind and helpful people who make the Horton special."

"Thank you for all your caring hard work. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas."

"Thank you for helping both of ours babies, we are forever grateful!"

"The support you provide families, in particular with terminal diagnoses, is phenomenal."

"With treatment for Lymphoma five years ago and Prostate Cancer last year I have been given the opportunity to enjoy life for a little while longer because of the talent and care of all involved"

"For my beloved mother, who died this year at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Thank you to everyone who cared for her in her final hours, I will be eternally grateful."

"We received truly wonderful care from everyone at the JR Women's Centre for the birth of our recent daughter - if you can, please pass on especially huge thank yous to everyone at the Spires MLU and on Level 6!"

"Thank you for looking after my mom, and dedicating your working life to give life to others."

"Thank you all so much for your hard work, kindness and professionalism! There's only one NHS and it’s fantastic. Well done!"

"A very happy Christmas and a happy and safe new year."

"Wishing you a brighter, lighter winter festival - Hanukkah, Yuletide and Christmas!"

"Thanks for looking after me in A+E resus, ITU next five nights, then John Warin ward. Saved my life and expert amazing care throughout."

"The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre has helped me to get better, it’s now my turn to help the Centre. I am enormously grateful to Dr Raja BK Rajasekaren, the nursing staff and the Physiotherapists who looked after me before during and after my recent operation."

"Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, Frampton Town Planning would like to offer this donation to help you to continue the wonderful work that you do."

"My son spent his first Christmas in hospital (2020) and I was really touched by the stocking and present he received on Christmas morning. Donating so that another little one can have the same this year. Thank you for the work that you do."

"You were incredible in looking after my Dad this year. He is a phenomenon man who would not have been here without you. Thank you for all the work you do and the patients you save. We are forever grateful x"

"With grateful thanks for treating my leukaemia"

"Our grandson was in hospital over the Christmas 2021 and was lucky enough to wake up on Christmas morning to some lovely gifts whilst on Bellhouse Drayson ward. We can't thank you enough ,what a lovely idea ,so kind and thoughtful.  Thank you to all the wonderful nurses and doctors who looked after our Grandson."

"Wishing you all a very joyous Christmas. X"

"Our best wishes to all who work for the NHS. Those of us who have benefitted from your skill and dedication in whatever way – know what a great job you do – sincere thanks to you all."

"I am so lucky to live so near to such wonderful hospitals."

"For the excellent care I received during my Rituximab infusion at the Nuffield."

"Many thanks for all you NHS staff do for your patients."

"Dear NHS colleagues, the country needs you more than ever through these difficult times. Thanks for all the care you show."

"Thank you all for being such caring, compassionate, supportive and lovely people. My Mum, sister and I will never forget all those qualities we experienced when my dear Dad was ill and sadly passed away in December 2018."

"Thank you so much for all your hard work, kindness and professionalism! There’s only one NHS and it’s fantastic."

"Your work and caring is precious. We could do not do without you."

"A big THANK YOU to all who care for those less fortunate than me, who are in hospital. Keep smiling."

"For all those who work in hospitals. They are marvellous and deserve as much help as possible."

"Thank you for all your good work. May God bless you and keep you and your families safe and well."

"Happy Christmas to all the patients in hospital at Christmas. Special thanks to all nursing and medical staff caring for them."

"Thanks so much for all you do – such wonderful care by you all."

"I have had such wonderful care at the Churchill hospital. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for all you do."

"Happy Christmas to you all. Thank you for all you hard work and kindness."

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy it as much as you can..."

"Happy Christmas and a big thank you! To all at the John Radcliffe – especially Laura and Michelle on the TAVI team."

"Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. All the staff, all the hard work and kindness you give to all your patients. Wishing all the patients a fast recovery especially at this time of year."

"We send best wishes, thanks and admiration to all of our medical staff.

"Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."

"To the wonderful staff at all NHS hospitals who looked after me last year/this year. I wouldn’t be here now without the care and attention I received. A BIG thank you all."

"With grateful thanks for all your support during the present year. Keep up the good work!!"

"Thinking of you all at this time. Many thanks for all that you do."

"Wishing all your staff a very big thank you for all your care."

"Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas."

"Thank you to all the dedicated NHS staff who help so many patients."

"Remembering the care and attention received by cousin Ben during his final illness."

"God made nurses and doctors and with what was left over he made the rest of us. You are the BEST."

"We would like to wish everyone at Oxford University Hospitals a wonderful Xmas. Thank you to all the staff for the excellent job you all do. You work so hard. Your devotion and hard work is very much appreciated."

We wish all the teams across Oxford University Hospitals the best possible Christmas. Thank you for all you do in our hospitals, and also for your support and collaboration with the charity

Merry Christmas.