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Prince Charles thanks Caithness General Hospital staff for their dedication during pandemic


By Alan Hendry

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Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, at Caithness General Hospital on Friday. Picture: NHS Highland
Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, at Caithness General Hospital on Friday. Picture: NHS Highland

There was royal recognition for the work of frontline NHS staff when Prince Charles paid a visit to Caithness General Hospital.

The prince, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, met staff at the hospital in Wick on Friday afternoon to thank them for their dedication and hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NHS Highland later shared three photos on social media showing the royal guest chatting to workers and management in the sunshine in the hospital grounds.

The health board chairman, Professor Boyd Robertson, said: “We were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Rothesay to Caithness General Hospital.

“His Royal Highness spent time chatting with our staff to thank them for their efforts over the last few months and heard their experiences of working across a variety of health and social care roles during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“All of the staff that met him were delighted and it has given the entire team a morale boost after such a demanding and challenging period. I would like to thank His Royal Highness most sincerely for his visit to Caithness General Hospital.”

Prince Charles, who is 71, contracted coronavirus in the early stages of the UK's epidemic and later he reportedly said he was lucky to have experienced only mild symptoms.

He is a regular visitor to the county at this time of year.


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