Special pizza delivery to thank staff at QEQM’s Rainbow Ward

Zdenek and Lenka Tancos make their delivery to Rainbow Ward staff

NHS staff on QEQM Hospital’s children’s ward have received a surprise delivery of 20 pizzas to thank them for their work.

Cliftonville’s Tiarrah Pizza Bar owners Zdenek and Lenka Tancos made the special delivery after staff at the Rainbow Ward cared for their 11-year-old daughter Camille.

The parents-of-three, who opened their business in May this year, have also pledged to give all NHS staff 25% off their meals and are urging other businesses to do the same.

The couple are originally from Slovakia but met and married in Thanet and have been here for some 18 years. They worked in working in hospitality, restaurants and hotels until they had saved enough to open the Tiarrah Pizza Bar.

Lenka said: “We would like to say huge thank you to all NHS staff, especially in Rainbow Ward at QEQM Hospital because they have shown great kindness to our daughter who has been hospitalised with a sudden illness that has touched us as parents deeply.

“The nurses and doctors have been very patient and helpful with all patients and our daughter Camille too.
“Our new restaurant Tiarrah Pizza Bar has therefore decided to go in there and surprise them with pizzas. We have delivered 20 pizzas from Tiarrah to say thank you for their hard and long hours of work.

“We value their hard work very much and will continue to support all NHS staff  by offering them 25% off their meals in our restaurant.
“We would like also to encourage all local businesses to offer similar benefits to NHS staff as they deserve it.”

Find Tiarrah at 253 Northdown Road.