Nightingale hospital in London opened

Nightingale hospital in London opened

The Prince of Wales has declared NHS Nightingale Hospital London open.

Matt Hancock has praised all those involved in the setting up of the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre in east London during a speech at the opening ceremonyHe said the "extraordinary project", the core of which was completed in just nine days, was a "testament to the work and the brilliance of the many people involved".

He also praised the NHS and the way its staff are dealing with the virus crisis.

The Health Secretary said: "In these troubled times with this invisible killer stalking the whole world, the fact that in this country we have the NHS is even more valuable than before."

Charles appeared via video-link from his Scottish home of Brikhall and told those gathered at the entrance of the new temporary hospital: "It is without doubt a spectacular and almost unbelievable feat of work in every sense, from its speed of construction - in just nine days as we've heard - to its size and the skills of those who have created it.

 

"An example, if ever one was needed, of how the impossible could be made possible and how we can achieve the unthinkable through human will and ingenuity."

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