The Queen sends sweet message to NHS Nightingale heroes

The Queen has shared a heartwarming message to those who have worked on the new NHS Nightingale hospital.

The Royal Family's official Twitter account posted a message from the Queen.

What did the Queen say to NHS workers?

It read, 'Thank you to all those working hard to complete @NightingaleLDN Hospital, which will open this week to support patients with coronavirus.'

Workers have been putting in long hours to make sure the Hospital is ready as quickly as possible, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise each day.

The hospital will look after people badly affected by COVID-19, who are in need of intensive care.

The project is coming along quickly, it's expected that the hospital will be able to admit patients as soon as Friday.

The new hospital is part of the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nightingale will be housed in the ExCel convention centre and will help free up space in other overcrowded London hospitals.

The Queen's son, Prince Charles, has spoken out on the coronavirus pandemic for the first time since recovering from the illness.

What did Prince Charles say about COVID-19?

In a touching message that he posted to the Clarence House social media pages, the Prince of Wales spoke out about the effect that the devastating virus has had on the ‘older members of the community’.

‘As Patron of @age_uk, The Prince of Wales shares a message on the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the older members of the community,’ wrote Clarence House alongside the clip of the heir apparent.

“Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus, luckily with relatively mild symptoms, I now find myself on the other side of the illness, but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation,” started Prince Charles.

“At such an unprecedented and anxious time in all our lives, my wife and I are thinking particularly of all those who have lost their lived ones in such very difficult and abnormal circumstances and of those having to endure sickness, isolation and loneliness,” continued the royal.

"And at a time when doctors, nurse and all the vital ancillary staff that form the backbone of our remarkable NHS are increasingly under such enormous strain, and risk.

"As they battle heroically to save lives in intensive care centres and to contain as much as possible the spread of this virus our thoughts and prayers are very much with those marvellous people whose extraordinary skills and utter selfless devotion to duty and the care of their patients make us so very proud."

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