Queen Elizabeth has awarded the George Cross award to Britain’s state-run Nationwide Well being Service (NHS) for its work over the previous 74 years.
She additionally praised NHS Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
The Queen, accompanied by Prince Charles, introduced the George Cross award to representatives of the Nationwide Well being Service at Windsor Citadel.
The award recognises workers, previous and current, throughout all disciplines and all 4 nations.
The Buckingham Palace shared images of the Queen and Charles from the ceremony along with her candy message.
The Queen says in her message, “It’s with nice pleasure on behalf of a grateful nation, that I award the George Cross to the Nationwide Well being Providers of the UK.”
The Chief Executives and entrance line staff from every of the Dwelling Nations accepted the award.
The George Cross was instituted by King George VI on twenty fourth September 1940, through the peak of the Blitz, to recognise, “acts of the best heroism or probably the most braveness in circumstances of utmost hazard.”
That is solely the second time through the Queen’s 70-year reign that the award has been introduced collectively to an organisation or group of individuals (Her Majesty introduced the George Cross to the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1999).