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Royal Papworth Hospital nurses are stars of the big screen at London’s Piccadilly Circus




Royal Papworth Hospital staff on the big screen at Piccadilly Circus as part of the Rainbows for the NHS campaign. Picture: Sam Edwards (37251197)
Royal Papworth Hospital staff on the big screen at Piccadilly Circus as part of the Rainbows for the NHS campaign. Picture: Sam Edwards (37251197)

Seven critical care nurses from Royal Papworth Hospital have appeared on the big screen at Piccadilly Circus.

Antonella, Ellie, Anastasia, Czar, Bernie, Joao and Maire were pictured on International Nurses’ Day in May wearing full PPE on a Covid-19 ward, and they are now part of a campaign to honour NHS staff.

Rainbows for the NHS is creating a giant rainbow mosaic featuring thousands of health workers and the nation's lockdown pictures.

The Royal Papworth team are one of the main featured images in the display in London.

The campaign is organised by artist Helen Marshall, from The People's Picture.

Royal Papworth Hospital staff on the big screen at Piccadilly Circus as part of the Rainbows for the NHS campaign. Picture: Sam Edwards (37251200)
Royal Papworth Hospital staff on the big screen at Piccadilly Circus as part of the Rainbows for the NHS campaign. Picture: Sam Edwards (37251200)

“As an artist I was really moved by the collective creative response of the nation to the pandemic, and like everybody else I wanted to do something,” she said.

“I particularly wanted the NHS staff, key workers and carers’ stories to be highlighted. By collecting thousands of photos, videos and stories, I have created one giant interactive rainbow mosaic during my time in lockdown.”

So far, 12,456 pictures and stories have been collected to form the rainbow mosaic, but only a handful of those – including Royal Papworth’s photo – are being prominently featured at Piccadilly Lights.

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