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‘In this dark time, this place will be a shining light’

‘In this dark time, this place will be a shining light’

The Prince of Wales has hailed the “spectacular and almost unbelievable feat” of building the NHS Nightingale Hospital, as he says: “In this dark time, it will be a shining light.”

The Prince, undertaking the first “virtual” plaque unveiling in British royal history, appeared via video link to officially open the building.

Saying it was an “example of how the impossible is made possible and how we can achieve the unthinkable through human will and ingenuity”, he spoke of the “immense debt of gratitude” the nation owes all those working tirelessly to fight coronavirus. 

Appearing on a screen from his home at Birkhall, Scotland, in front of a backdrop of family photographs, he said he was “one of the lucky ones” who suffered Covid-19 with only mild symptoms.

“For some it will be a much harder journey,” he said. “I am therefore so relieved that everyone can now have the

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‘We expect to lose patients over the coming weeks’

‘We expect to lose patients over the coming weeks’

I arrive at work at 7.30am after driving through the empty streets of London. After coffee and breakfast, I don my personal protective equipment (PPE) and go into the “red zone” in the adult intensive care unit, where the Covid patients are. As a perfusionist, I...

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These are the NHS workers who have died from coronavirus

These are the NHS workers who have died from coronavirus

The risks taken daily by the armies of British doctors, nurses and healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients have been starkly illustrated by a growing number of deaths. Several NHS workers have already lost their lives after contracting the disease from...

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What we can learn from the world’s super-isolators

When the country was put into extreme lockdown on the 23 March, researchers at the University of Sheffield and Ulster University reported a steep rise in depression and anxiety just one day after the lockdown was announced.  Two weeks later and many more of us will be...

One million meals to be delivered to NHS medics on coronavirus front line

One million meals will be delivered to key NHS workers in just three months, as a leading businessman launches an initiative to support doctors and nurses during the Coronavirus crisis. Ron Dennis CBE, the former McLaren Formula One boss, has donated more than £1m to...

Nurses forced to ‘hold their breath’ while treating coronavirus patients because of masks shortage

Nurses are treating coronavirus patients while "holding their breath" as a result of shortages of protective masks, doctors have claimed. A dossier being compiled by the Doctors' Association, a lobbying group, contains a series of alarming claims of medics being...

‘The NHS may bend as the storm progresses but it will not break’

Claire Roberts, 64, first came to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn in 1983 as an intensive care nurse. She worked at Epsom General Hospital from 1991 to 2000 before returning to King’s Lynn as Head of Nursing for Medicine and Care of the Elderly before being...

Doctors fear NHS Nightingale will leave other critical care units overstretched

Doctors have expressed fears that flagship emergency hospitals built to care for coronavirus patients will stretch existing facilities to the limit. Clinicians have warned that staffing the NHS Nightingale London and other temporary hospitals around the UK will place...