Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the hard work of NHS staff in East of England

He paid tribute to staff during a call to NHS leaders in the region

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:18 am

The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to the hard work of NHS staff in the east on England, in a call that included WHHT chief executive Christine Allen.

During a call to NHS leaders in the region, the duke heard about the roll-out of the vaccination programme and the dedication of staff.

And he paid tribute to the hard work of staff working for the NHS across the East of England.

Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the hard work of NHS staff in East of England

The call was highlighted in a joint report by chairman Phil Townsend and chief executive Christine Allen presented to the latest meeting of the West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust board (March 4) .

Ms Allen is said to have highlighted the ‘amazing resilience’ of staff at the WHHT.

And she is also believed to have outlined the support the Trust has received from neighbouring Watford Football Club.

In the written report to the board, it stated: “Christine Allen joined the Duke of Cambridge and fellow NHS Leaders in the East of England to discuss the recent progress made around the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, and the dedication of NHS staff working tirelessly to ensure that the most vulnerable people in society are protected from coronavirus.

“The group also discussed the impact of the pandemic on their and their workforce’s mental health, and the role that NHS leaders can play to ensure that stigma does not prevent front-line workers from seeking help and support when needed.

“The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to all of the hard work carried out by the region’s NHS staff.”

The report to the Trust board does not specify the date when the call was made.