Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince Charles visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. With this, they tried to encourage the population to be brave and get vaccinated. While there, both Camilla and Charles thanked the staff from NHS.
Last March, Prince Charles was diagnosed with Coronavirus, while Camilla tested negative. A royal spokesperson said, "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual."
Now healthy and with good spirits, both of them made their first official public event of the year. First, they meet Nicky Cadwaller in there, a 50 years old patient with cancer that was getting vaccinated. Charles told her not to worry because it does not take long while Camilla added that it did not hurt “ I was waiting for it to be done and they said 'It has been done. It was painless. It was brilliant. 'It's very good when it's over as you feel more secure. Panic over." She later told more trial staff: "I leapt for joy. I didn't feel anything. I'm eternally grateful for everything."
Later, Prince Charles gave a little speech, thanking the volunteers and medical staff and even making a little joke about his age and the NHS. "The Secretary of State mentioned just now that the National Health Service was 72 years old, which happens to coincide exactly with the same age I am. And the great thing is that the NHS has done a great deal better, I can assure you, than I have, as I am gradually falling apart.. t's been such a great joy to have the chance of seeing some of you today and finding out a little bit about all the extraordinary efforts you have been making, I know, over the last year.
And later, recognized the hard work and make sure to let them know he is aware of all they have done "It must be absolutely exhausting for so many of you, but I know the NHS is such an enormous team and there are masses of people who are unsung and unseen heroes and heroines. We owe them all such an enormous debt of gratitude and for so many of you particularly, the pressures are huge.
He then thanked all the trial staff, remarking that without them, nothing of this could have happened.
"It must be so difficult with trying to organize all the other aspects of your lives, let alone the difficulties when you are dealing with people who are very, very sick or those who have tragically died. You are an amazing team, if I may say so. We are very lucky indeed to have you and I hope you continue to have increasing success in battling against this abominable virus. But you are winning by the sound of it and that is the great thing. So thank you, thank you for everything you do for all of us."
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is believed to have treated the largest number of Covid-positive patients of any NHS trust in the UK - more than 12,500 - with 10,000 of these discharged. The trust has also recruited a large number of patients for the trials - 12,000.