Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message to all healthcare professionals across the Commonwealth and around the world for World Health Day.
“On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to thank all those working in the healthcare profession for your selfless commitment and diligence as you undertake vitally important roles to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of people across the Commonwealth, and around the world.
“In testing times, we often observe that the best of the human spirit comes to the fore; the dedication to service of countless nurses, midwives and other health workers, in these most challenging circumstances, is an example to us all.
“My family and I send you our enduring appreciation and good wishes.
World Health Day is a day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, who are now also faced with the Coronavirus crisis. The website of the World Health Organisation states, “Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.”