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World Poetry Day Competition Results 2024

In honour of World Poetry Day our library services team held a competition open to all #TeamCDDFT colleagues to enter a poem.

A massive thank you to all the #TeamCDDFT colleagues who entered the poetry competition.
Congratulations to the winners:
  • 1st: Debbie Crisp - To Be A Matron
  • 2nd: Tracy Williams - Spring is Coming
  • 3rd: James Gibson - Astronomers Anonymous
With Debbie's permission, this short video showcases her winning entry.
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Well done Debbie who is a matron at University Hospital of North Durham for her fantastic poem!
And a huge thank you to library services for nurturing creativity.



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Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital