The Duke of Cambridge has recognized the efforts of the NHS and its staff during the pandemic, calling the institution “probably the most admired organization in the world”.
Williams’ words of praise came during a call with a counselor who works at a Belfast hospital, following a series of phone and video calls to NHS staff across the country and in all departments since the beginning of the year.
During the March 17 call with Dr. Thelma Craig, a Respiratory Advisor at Mater Hospital, said to William, “I just want to say on behalf of everyone what a fantastic job you have done. You all held it together and were absolutely wonderful people.
“It was a real team effort, but we are all very proud of you. The NHS has gone from being its beloved to perhaps its most admired organization.
“Thank you for all of your hard work.”
In the past few weeks, in addition to speaking to people by phone and video, the Duke has visited vaccination centers in King’s Lynn and Westminster.
Kensington Palace said the Duke has spoken to more than 300 staff and volunteers since the beginning of the year, spanning the range of the NHS workforce across the UK.
Williams office said he wants to review the well-being of all those who support the NHS and thank them for the vital role they play in the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.