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Royal Free staff have portraits painted in NHS tribute for work during pandemic

PUBLISHED: 16:13 27 August 2020 | UPDATED: 10:47 31 August 2020

Vicky Pang was presented with her portrait by senior Royal Free staff. Picture: Royal Free

Vicky Pang was presented with her portrait by senior Royal Free staff. Picture: Royal Free

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To celebrate their work and sacrifice during the height of the pandemic, talented artists have created portraits of some Royal Free Hospital staffers – with two of the portraits even being beamed across Piccadilly Circus.

Portraits include of Nina Davies and Dorcas Boamah lit up Picadilly Circus. Picture: Royal FreePortraits include of Nina Davies and Dorcas Boamah lit up Picadilly Circus. Picture: Royal Free

Around the country, hundreds of artists volunteered to take part, and at the Royal Free, deserving subjects included Vicky Pang – head of infection prevention and control nursing – along with fellow nurses Nina Davies and Dorcas Boamah.

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Vicky Pang was painted by Janey Sharratt, and said: “This is all a bit overwhelming but I’m very pleased. Janey came to the hospital and took lots of pictures of me and talked to me about what I did but this is the first time I’ve seen the result.”

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Nina, who was redeployed to support the intensive care unit and Dorcas, who is a nutrition specialist and was sent to help at the Nightingale Hospital, were painted by Charlotte Johnstone and Sarah Harvey respectively.

Nina Davies, as painted by Charlotte Johnstone. Picture: Royal Free/Charlotte JohnstoneNina Davies, as painted by Charlotte Johnstone. Picture: Royal Free/Charlotte Johnstone

Their portraits appeared on a billboard in Piccadilly Circus.


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