HRH The Prince of Wales pays tribute to NHS staff

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HRH The Prince of Wales has opened Confed18 with a heartfelt tribute to the dedication and compassion of NHS staff, in a special message recorded for delegates, 

In the five-minute speech that highlighted his support for integrated care, referenced ancient Greek philosophy, and included his own experience of NHS care at Great Ormond Street, The Prince of Wales honoured the ‘men and women who deliver exemplary care every single day.’

Quoting Plato, he expressed his personal perspective that ‘The cure of the part cannot be attempted without the treatment of the whole,’ sharing his support for the move towards a more integrated and collaborative approach to care and the treatment of ‘the whole person, not just a collection of symptoms.’

As this year marks his own 70th birthday, as well as the NHS, The Prince observed how much has changed in that time but how the dedication of NHS staff has remained constant. 

His Royal Highness ended with a call to Confed18 delegates to use their time at conference to celebrate the past and plan for the years ahead, and gave thanks to NHS staff for the devotion to duty and patients that is an ‘immense tribute’ to what the NHS means. 

Watch the speech in full.

 

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