Facebook pages urging kids to send rainbow designs to new Nightingale hospital are wrong

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Facebook pages set up urge children to send rainbow designs to new Nightingale hospital are fake, NHS says

  • Accounts Invite Young People To Publish Their Creations To UK Addresses
  • One said that "these will be placed on the walls of Nightingale hospital"
  • The official NHS Nightingale Twitter page revealed that the requests were not legitimate
  • He said he liked the rainbow pictures but they should be shared online

The Facebook page urging children to send rainbow designs to cover the walls of the new NHS Nightingale hospital in London is false, the NHS warned.

The accounts ask young people to display their creations at addresses across the country and said they would send them to the ExCeL center.

One said, "These will be placed on the walls of Nightingale Hospital to brighten up the place."

But the official NHS Nightingale Twitter page revealed that the requests were not legitimate and asked the public not to send any by mail.

Accounts ask young people to display their creations at nine addresses across the country and said they would send them to the ExCeL center (photo)

One said:

One said, "These will be placed on the walls of Nightingale Hospital to brighten up the place."

He wrote: "Unfortunately, a fake Facebook account was created for London's Nightingale Hospital asking people to share rainbow images.

"Please be aware of misinformation and only obtain your information from reliable sources. "

He added, "We love that many of you have shared your great rainbow photos, but don't send them by mail.

"We are working on a way to receive them, but for now, please share using #RainbowsForNightingale. "

The official NHS Nightingale Twitter page revealed that the request was not legitimate and asked the public not to send any by mail.

The official NHS Nightingale Twitter page revealed that the request was not legitimate and asked the public not to send any by mail.

Built in ten days, the NHS Nightingale will have 500 beds for Covid-19 patients when it opens this week. The number of beds will eventually increase to 4,000.

Similar hospitals are being installed in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow to relieve pressure on existing sites.

The soldiers who helped build the Docklands site in London compared the coronavirus crisis to the Battle of the Somme.

Colonel Ashleigh Boreham, who toured Iraq and one in Afghanistan, said it was the biggest mission of his career.

Members of the Queen's Gurkha Engineer Regiment, 36 Engineer Regiment as they help build the Nightingale Hospital

Members of the Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Regiment, 36 Engineer Regiment as they help build Nightingale Hospital

Up to 200 soldiers a day helped build the Docklands hospital. They carry out medical planning, logistics, engineering and tasks such as building beds, laying floors and carrying out electricity and plumbing (photo Tuesday)

Up to 200 soldiers a day helped build the Docklands hospital. They carry out medical planning, logistics, engineering and tasks such as building beds, laying floors and carrying out electricity and plumbing (photo Tuesday)

Colonel Ashleigh Boreham (photo), who made two visits to Iraq and Afghanistan, said transforming the conference center into a hospital was the greatest mission of his career

Medical equipment is labeled and prepared for use by NHS staff at the ExCel center in London which is transformed into a temporary hospital

Colonel Ashleigh Boreham (left), who made two visits to Iraq and Afghanistan, said transforming the conference center into a hospital was the greatest mission of his career (right, medical equipment is labeled and prepared for use by NHS staff at the ExCel Center in London which is in the process of becoming a temporary hospital)

The soldier, who helped create field hospitals around the world, said, "We are building a hospital for the people of our country.

“You save lives and it could be the lives of your families. It’s the biggest job I’ve ever done.

"My grandfather was at the Somme, it's no different. I'm just in a different battle. I'm from London, I have friends and family in London.

“Many of the people who work here, many of the soldiers who work here, come from London.

"We are doing this to save the lives of Londoners. They are our comrades, there is no difference. It doesn't matter whether they're civil or military. "

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