The Queen Shares heartfelt Handwritten Message for NHS staff's 'Courage and Dedication'


The Queen Shares heartfelt Handwritten Message for NHS staff's 'Courage and Dedication'

The Queen has written a personal and rare handwritten message as she awarded the George Cross to the NHS.

In her message, on Windsor Castle-headed paper, Her Majesty wrote: "It is with great pleasure, on behalf of a grateful nation, that I award the George Cross to the National Health Services of the United Kingdom.

"This award recognises all NHS staff, past and present, across all disciplines and all four nations.

"Over more than seven decades, and especially in recent times, you have supported the people of our country with courage, compassion and dedication, demonstrating the highest standards of public service.

"You have our enduring thanks and heartfelt appreciation."

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