Harland and Wolff shipyard horn sounds in touching tribute to NHS workers


It was the touching moment that the horn of the infamous Harland and Wolff crane shipyard rang across Belfast for the first time in 20 years.

In homage to the incredible front-line workers battling coronavirus in healthcare facilities across the country, the siren, known to be the noisiest in town, sounded in what Harland and Wolff described as a “siren of solidarity ”.

A Harland and Wolff spokesperson said, “We just want to share our gratitude to all workers in the NHS and other essential services across Northern Ireland, the UK as a whole and around the world, as we stand side by side with them in these unprecedented times.

“The word” hero “is often overused and exaggerated, but it is the best and most appropriate description of our nurses, doctors and everyone – and we mean everyone – who are currently working and volunteering in health and all other essential services.

“The sound of the Harland and Wolff horn is, all things considered, a very small gesture. However, we believe it will serve as a siren of solidarity, hope and tenacity in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom as a whole. . ”

Elsewhere across the country, people have once again stepped out of their homes to applaud the NHS and frontline workers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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Craigavon ​​Area Hospital staff stood in front of the building while a piper played in solidarity and appreciation for those battling the coronavirus.

At the new NHS memorial in Newtownards, local residents and NHS workers also came to pay homage to their frontline colleagues.


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