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Prince William and Kate Middleton hand Royal Free workers Pride of Britain award for NHS heroes

PUBLISHED: 11:00 31 October 2020

Prince William, Kate Middleton (far left) and TV presenter Kate Garraway presenting the award to Royal Free staff. Picture: Royal Free

Prince William, Kate Middleton (far left) and TV presenter Kate Garraway presenting the award to Royal Free staff. Picture: Royal Free

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given a special award to three workers from the Royal Free on behalf of NHS heroes across the country.

From left to right: Charlotte Greenfield, critical care physiotherapist at the Royal Free Hospital; Martha Sarpong, operating department practitioner at Chase Farm Hospital; Helder Lopes Landim, porter at Barnet Hospital. Picture: Royal FreeFrom left to right: Charlotte Greenfield, critical care physiotherapist at the Royal Free Hospital; Martha Sarpong, operating department practitioner at Chase Farm Hospital; Helder Lopes Landim, porter at Barnet Hospital. Picture: Royal Free

Prince William and Kate Middleton presented the Pride of Britain prize at St Bartholomew’s Hospital as part of a ceremony that will be aired on ITV on Sunday at 9pm.

Charlotte Greenfield, a critical care physiotherapist at the Royal Free Hospital, told the Duke and Duchess of her and her colleagues’ efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic that helped patients breathe, eat and walk again.

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“It really lifted people’s spirits to know that so many of their patients had survived and were now thriving and leaving hospital,” she said.

Helder Lopes Landim, a porter at Barnet Hospital and Martha Sarpong, an operating department practitioner at Chase Farm Hospital, also collected the award.

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway, whose husband Derek Draper remains in hospital after contracting COVID-19 in March, was helped present the prize alongside the Royals.

Pride of Britain is on ITV at 9pm on Sunday (November 1).


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