A MAN who volunteered at a Glasgow hospital has paid tribute to NHS staff with a touching piece of artwork. 

Kenny Rodger is a retired police officer who has volunteered at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for five years.

But after being in surgery, Kenny decided to create the piece to thank the staff of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for taking care of him and for their hard work during the pandemic. 

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Kenny said: “For me, the pandemic reinforced the selfless dedication and commitment offered by perhaps the best health care staff in the world. 

"Volunteering here you see first-hand how hard staff work, and having recently received treatment myself, I know the care is second-to-none. 

"Everyone who was involved in my procedure was reassuring, helpful and professional, despite the huge pressures we all know they are facing.”

Kenny chose a lighthouse as the main feature for the piece, which is now displayed in the hospital's main atrium, to represent a beacon of hope.

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Catherine Nivison, Chief Allied Health Professional for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s South Sector, said: “We are extremely grateful for Kenny’s piece which is now hanging in the main atrium for staff and visitors alike to enjoy. These gestures mean a huge amount to us.

“It’s also fantastic to have Kenny on board as part of the volunteering team. We know how important a role the volunteers play in supporting patients and visitors when they come to our hospitals and we are grateful for their service.”