A FORMER nurse has created a piece of artwork paying tribute to the ‘superhero’ role of NHS staff in Dudley during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lin Corbett, who was a nurse for 30 years before retiring, used thousands of sparkling diamantes for her picture, which shows an NHS worker alongside masked comic book superheroes.

She was inspired to create the picture after seeing first-hand the work of staff at Russells Hall Hospital during the pandemic.

Lin, from Kingswinford, said: “I am a patient here at Russells Hall and was also admitted during the Covid pandemic. I saw for myself how much pressure the staff were under and how they coped so well.

“I created this artwork to give something back and I hope that both staff and patients enjoy it.”

Now a foster parent, Lin previously worked in the children’s disability team in the community for The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital.

Lead nurse Karen Fisher said: “It was lovely to meet Lin and express our gratitude for the many hours she spent putting together this beautiful piece of art.

"It has taken pride of place in our outpatients department waiting room and we hope both staff and patients are inspired and reminded that our NHS staff are real life heroes."

Trust chief executive Diane Wake added: “Our staff are indeed superheroes and this beautiful picture is a stunning reminder of their selfless dedication to their patients. We are so grateful to Lin for taking the time to do this for us – it’s a very meaningful gesture and much appreciated.”