Hospital staff were shocked by a surprise phone call this week from the royal couple, which boosted morale while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Prince William and Kate spoke to staff at Monklands University Hospital in Airdrie, north Lanarkshire and at Queen’s Burton Hospital in the West Midlands. The call included eight staff members – doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and a domestic assistant.
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Infectious Disease Nurse Donna Marie McGroarty said, “We were very honored to receive a call from Their Royal Highnesses.
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Prince William and Kate called NHS workers at two hospitals
The couple expressed pride in NHS staff
“It was a difficult period for all of our staff.
“However, the support we have received from our colleagues and the community has been overwhelming.”
And the Duchess of Cambridge also relayed a special message to staff during the phone call.
She said, “You are tense in all kinds of ways taking care of the patients you care for in such extreme circumstances.
The royal couple supported the NHS
“But you also need to be able to make sure that you support each other.
“It must be so difficult, but I’m glad to hear that you are currently getting all the support you need. “
Dr. Marion Devers, Deputy Head of Medical Services at Monklands University Hospital, said: “There was a real feeling of excitement in the room and I was struck by the way the staff were touched by the opportunity to talk to them.
“All of the hospital staff have been affected to some extent in the past eight weeks, both personally and professionally, and we are planning for the weeks and months to come.”
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The couple also called mental health professionals to discuss their work
The couple posted a video of their appeal on their social media accounts
Prince William and Kate, longtime supporters of mental health, reached out in the midst of the crisis.
The royal couple supported a campaign that encourages people to take care of their mental health, especially during coronavirus.
In a statement, the couple said, “The past few weeks have been scary and disturbing for everyone.
“We need to take the time to support each other and find ways to take care of our mental health.
“It is great to see the mental health sector working with the NHS to help people stay on top of their mental well-being.
“By pulling together and taking simple steps every day, we can all be better prepared for the times to come.”
The couple previously visited NHS staff during the pandemic
Recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also called mental health charities to discuss their work.
The royal couple spoke with Paul Farmer, CEO of Charity, Mind, and Catherine Roche, CEO of Place2Be.
They also visited an NHS emergency call center to speak to staff answering phones.