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Emotional Scenes As Emergency Services Gather to Applaud and Show Mutual Support

Published on: 17 Apr, 2020
Updated on: 17 Apr, 2020

By Hugh Coakley

Tears flowed last night as police blue lights flashed, fire engines sirens wailed and hospital staff gathered outside of the main entrance of the Royal Surrey County Hospital to applaud and cheer the work being done by the emergency services during the coronavirus crisis.

The emotional scenes were witnessed outside Guildford’s Royal Surrey when emergency services workers came together to show support for each other. At the same time, across the borough, many residents came out of their homes to once again show their thanks by clapping, cheering and banging saucepans during what has become a regular 8pm, Thursday evening event.

The video clip was sent to The Guildford Dragon NEWS by a nurse at the RSCH. She said that the crowd was made up by the police, firefighters, NHS staff with cleaners, security, health care assistants, doctors and nurses.

She added that she was just on her way home after a long shift wearing full protective gear when she heard the noise outside. The nurse said that “It was lovely to see the workers in the fight against coronavirus all together and recognising the roles that each of them were so admirably fulfilling.”

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