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Wednesday 27th May 2020

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge personally thank the NHS during coronavirus battle

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, personally thanked NHS workers for the "incredible job" they are doing to battle coronavirus.

The UK , alongside the rest of the world, is gripped with the killer virus. And the royal couple spoke with staff at Queen's Hospital Burton in Staffordshire and the University Hospital Monklands in North Lanarkshire to thank them for their hard work.

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☎️ “We’d just like to say from the two of us how proud we are of all of you and how amazingly you are all doing under extreme circumstances. • The whole country is proud of you — so thank you for everything you’re doing and all the hours you are putting in.” • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held telephone conversations with staff at two UK hospitals to thank them for their tireless work responding to the #covid19 outbreak. • During calls to Queen’s Hospital Burton in Staffordshire and the University Hospital Monklands in North Lanarkshire, The Duke and Duchess heard about the impact of the spread of the #coronavirus on the personal and professional lives of staff. • The NHS workers, including doctors and nurses, told The Duke and Duchess about the invaluable support they have received from their local communities as well as how they are supporting each other as they work through this crisis. • For the latest advice and guidance, please visit the NHS website — link in our bio. • #clapforourcarers #thankyounhs #nhsthankyou

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The couple recorded a message and posted it on the Kensington Royal Instagram account.

'So proud'

The Duke of Cambridge said: "We'd just like to say from the two of us how proud we are of all of you and how amazingly you are all doing under extreme circumstances.

"I know all of you will see this as your job and that you get on with it.

"But generally this is a different level and you guys are doing an incredible job.

"The whole country is proud of you, not just us, we really mean that. So thank you for everything you are doing and all the hours you are putting in."

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Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health — in recent weeks The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time. Last week ☎️ The Duke spoke to @mindcharity CEO Paul Farmer, and The Duchess spoke to Catherine Roche, CEO of @_place2be. Today Public Health England has published new guidance to help support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and updated its world-leading Every Mind Matters platform, with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak; take a look at our Story or visit the link in our bio 📱 to find out more. Speaking about the new guidance, The Duke and Duchess said: • “It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. • By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead”. • The Government has also announced a grant for @MindCharity to help fund their services for people struggling with their mental wellbeing during this time.

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During the conversations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heard the impact of being on the frontline was having effects on the "personal and professional lives of staff" up and down the country.

Generally this is a different level and you guys are doing an incredible job.

'Tireless work'

The post read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held telephone conversations with staff at two UK hospitals to thank them for their tireless work responding to the #covid19 outbreak.

"During calls to Queen's Hospital Burton in Staffordshire and the University Hospital Monklands in North Lanarkshire, The Duke and Duchess heard about the impact of the spread of the #coronavirus on the personal and professional lives of staff.

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"The NHS workers told the Duke and Duchess about the invaluable support they have received from their local communities..."

"... as well as how they are supporting each other as they work through this crisis. #clapforourcarers #thankyounhs #nhsthankyou (sic)"

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