Prince William opened another NHS Nightingale Hospital in the U.K. Thursday.

The royal appeared via video chat from his Norfolk home to declare the Birmingham hospital officially open. He thanked all the first responders once again who have been working tirelessly during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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William shared, “Let me start by reiterating all that has been said so far and paying tribute to the incredible work that NHS staff across the country have been doing to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Their selfless commitment has touched the hearts of the entire nation.

“The building you are standing in is yet another example of how people across the country have risen to this unprecedented challenge,” he said of the new hospital, constructed inside the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

The Duke of Cambridge continued, “NHS staff, armed forces, local government, and the private sector have collectively stepped up to turn this exhibition centre into a hospital. You all deserve our huge thanks, and you should all be hugely proud of what you have achieved in such a short space of time.”

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“I want to thank you all so much for what you are doing to ensure we give the best possible care to those affected at this most challenging of times. And finally, I am delighted to declare the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham officially open.”

William’s appearance comes after Prince Charles became the first royal to open the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London via video chat earlier this month.


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