THE chief executive of NHS Fife has heaped praise on her team of magical staff and their children.

Carol Potter delivered a special message to kids of key workers recently to raise their spirits and thank them for "sharing" their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms Potter quoted the headmaster from the Harry Potter books in a sweet gesture to those youngsters finding it difficult with their family members working on the frontline and from home.

She said: "I’m not any relation to Harry but I am the chief executive of the most fantastic organisation, NHS Fife.

"It's a wonderful place and it's full of the most amazing people that perform miracles and a little bit of magic every single day.

"As chief executive, I'm kind of like the big boss and I'm responsible for everything that NHS Fife does. "But I can only do my job thanks to the most incredible team of hard-working people in our hospitals and all of our healthcare setting across the Kingdom of Fife.

"Many of these wonderful people are people that you will know. It could be your mum or dad, brother or sister, or uncle, aunties or grandparents.

"I'm sending this message just to you to say a big thank you.

"Thank you for sharing all these people who are closest to you to come to their work with us at this really difficult time.

"They are doing a fantastic job and they're looking after people who are sick or who need their help and support.

"They look after all of our patients and I'm making sure that we're looking after them and we keep them safe for you when they come home."

Ms Potter also quoted Albus Dumbledore, the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts from JK Rowling's novels, to remind children that this time will pass.

She said: "The most important thing to remember is that this won’t last forever and we’ll all be able to spend time together with the people that we love again in the future.

“Until then, please look after yourselves and, in the words of that famous and greatest wizard called Dumbledore, remember that happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn the light on.

“So please continue to shine bright like the little stars that you all are.”