Filipino nurses are doing invaluable service in the United Kingdom’s healthcare sector, and Queen Elizabeth II has acknowledged their contribution.
In her message to President Rodrigo Duterte during the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and the Philippines, Queen Elizabeth said that the UK is “fortunate to have many nurses from the Philippines in the National Health Service.”
Filipino nurses bring “exceptional care and comfort to their patients,” the Queen said.
“I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for their work, especially in response to the coronavirus… Our ties of friendship and affection are as important today as 75 years ago,” the Queen added in a statement coursed through the British Embassy in Manila.
Queen Elizabeth also expressed hope that both the UK and the Philippines “may all look forward to better times in the future.”
Last month, Prince Charles also expressed his “most heartfelt” gratitude to Filipino health workers in the United Kingdom, calling them “wonderfully selfless people.”
In a video posted by British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Twitter, Prince Charles said that “the bonds of friendship between us are stronger than ever.”
“At a time when we have faced the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus, those links have provided the foundation for us to work together toward a better future,” he added.
“We are more fortunate than we perhaps realize to have many thousands of nurses and other healthcare workers from the Philippines working in the United Kingdom, particularly in the National Health Service. To these wonderfully selfless people, I wanted to offer my most heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding care and comfort you give to your patients,” he concluded. (via Inquirer.net)