Monday, June 12, 2017
Duchess Kate Meets With Hospital Staff Who Treated Victims From London Bridge Terror Attack
After talking to staff, Kate met with some of the patients that had already been discharged from the hospital, who returned to talk to her about their experiences. Before she left, the royal met with other senior hospital officials including Dr Tunnicliff, who spoke to her about the psychological support which has been made available to staff and patients following the attacks
A delighted nurse has captured the moment she came within feet of the Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to hospital staff who treated victims of the London Bridge terror attack.
Ellie, who works at King's College Hospital in Denmark Hill, managed to snap a selfie with Kate, 35, in the foreground and posted it to Instagram writing: 'It's not every day you get photobombed by the Duchess of Cambridge!'
During her visit today, Kate called NHS staff 'remarkable' as she became the latest member of the Royal Family to meet with survivors during a surprise lunchtime visit to the south-east London hospital.
In a cruel twist, many of the staff who tended to patients after the London Bridge atrocity were also working on March 22 when Khalid Masood killed five people in an attack on Westminster Bridge.
Kate remarked: 'To go through this sort of event twice, it is quite unprecedented.'
Fourteen victims of the June 3 incident were taken to King's, one of whom was 'walking wounded' and able to leave quickly after being seen by emergency staff. The remaining 13 needed treatment, largely for stab wounds, seven of whom arrived a critical condition and are still receiving round-the-clock treatment. Click link for full post from The Daily Mail.
Posted by Marie at 4:51:00 PM