The message reads, in part:
“Established in the spring of 1942, your legendary hospital is rightfully considered one of the leading medical facilities in St Petersburg and the entire country. The heroic deeds of the doctors and all staff at the Vvedenskaya Hospital who performed their professional and humanitarian duty in the harshest environment and with honour will forever remain part of the history of besieged Leningrad and in people’s memory. They spared no effort providing medical care to the Leningrad residents and defenders, giving them hope, sincere attention and care.
It is important that the current staff treats the traditions of their predecessors with great respect and is ready to go the extra mile. You pay a great deal of attention to the improvement of diagnostics and treatment methods and equipment which your hospital is rightfully famous for, to the development and introduction of advanced methods and technologies, and you do a great deal for the training of young specialists.”