Did you catch the opening ceremony of the London Olympics? Eight hundred NHS workers, including at least 600 nurses, volunteered for the sequence that paid tribute to the NHS (see video below). Midwife Jane Logan was one of them and spoke of how proud she was to be involved in an “extraordinary event”. She paid tribute to director Danny Boyle who she said had been a ”consistent source of outstanding support, encouragement and laughter to the NHS volunteers”.
A senior nurse at the University College Hospital in London defended the cost of the event, saying it was an investment in a healthy future. And the 300 beds which featured in the ceremony are to be donated to hospitals in Tunisia.
Late at night, London’s Tube was crowded with nurses in old-style uniforms making their way home. Check out all the photos of nurses taken by Londoners, including this one:
The sequence in rehearsal.
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