QE nurse meets Duke and Duchess after recovering from COVID-19

QE nurse meets Duke and Duchess after recovering from COVID-19

Published by Beth Pridding
11:25am 7th July 2020.

A nurse at the Queen Elizabeth hospital has met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after recovering from COVID-19. 

Sam Jude became unwell at the height of the pandemic and had to self-isolate until he'd recovered. 

Prince William and Catherine visited the hospital on Sunday to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS. 

They met members of staff, including Sam, who has worked at the trust for four years in acute medicine, caring for short stay patients.

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The Duke and Duchess with Sam, Blessy and their daughter Shekinah.

He attended the celebrations with his wife, Blessy, who is also a staff nurse at the hospital and their daughter, Shekinah.

Sam said: 

"What just happened today is only now starting to sink in. I’m just so grateful right now - one, just to be alive to see all of this happening and to have fought COVID-19; two, for such a great Team QEH family; and three, for all the love and support from Terrington Short Stay team, Acute Medicine and beyond.

"Such a wonderful afternoon, etched in our minds forever. I will be telling my daughter stories from today with much pride and greatness in my heart. What a privilege. What an honour.

"I’d like to say thank you to my Team QEH family, our local friends, the Indian community in King’s Lynn and our church the King’s Centre, for all their support."

Sam was among guests at the tea party, including nurses, operating department practitioners, members of the site team and directors.