The Dudley North MP thanked care workers and staff at Russells Hall Hospital for the 'wonderful care' provided during the pandemic in a statement endorsed by the Prime Minster earlier this week.
Speaking via video link, Mr Longhi mentioned staff at the Barchester Broadway Hall Care home in Dudley, who went out of their way to enable residents to participate in Armistice Day commemorations.
The MP, who worked with residents to raise over £1,000 for the Royal British Legion, installed hundreds of lamppost poppies across the borough. The care home on Priory Road got involved in the commemorations and residents raised a smile when Marco visited the care home on a 10.5 Ton Military vehicle, where he met 94-year-old Stan Plawecki and Myra Staves, aged 87. Marco said:
“It was such an emotional event and a real honour to meet Stan and Myra. I have heard so many fantastic stories about the care provided by this and many other care homes.
"It has been a torrid time for so many, but it was a pleasure to see the delight of residents and staff when we visited them. It was an honour to mention them to the Prime Minster as well as recognising the great care shown by the staff."