It’s not a secret that when it comes to caregiving, Filipino nurses have always held the top spot. In the United Kingdom, they have always received awards and recognitions.
In fact, none other than Queen Elizabeth herself has acknowledged the contribution of Filipino nurses working in the UK’s healthcare sector.
“We are fortunate to have many nurses from the Philippines in the National Health Service,” the Queen said in her message to President Rodrigo Duterte in celebration of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the UK and the Philippines. (Read: Queen’s Virtual Tea Party Highlights the Church’s Role in Social Issues)
“Our ties of friendship and affection are as important today as 75 years ago,” she added.
According to the Queen, Filipino nurses bring “exceptional care and comfort to their patients.”
“I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for their work, especially in response to the coronavirus,” the Queen added in a statement coursed through the British Embassy in Manila. (Read: Cebu Frontliners Receive P2-M Life Insurance From SMC)
Queen Elizabeth also expressed hope that both the United Kingdom 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.” (Read: This Group of Pinoy Nurses in the UK Just Earned a National Award)
“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,” Prince Charles said in a video message posted by British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Twitter.
“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 added.