Nurse who survived Covid is being immortalised in emergency services sculpture

A NURSE who survived coronavirus is to be immortalised in a memorial for emergency service heroes.

Nancy will be featured as one of six frontline workers to feature in the £3.2million sculpture being funded by public subscription.

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The “999 Cenotaph” will be also include 8ft figures of a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, maritime volunteer and search and rescue volunteer – plus a spaniel to represent service animals.

Sculptor Philip Jackson has now completed the first section at his studio in Sussex and will unveil the figure of Nancy this week.

Nancy, who has worked for the NHS for 50 years, captured the nation’s hearts when she was applauded out of her own hospital ward after surviving coronavirus.

She had worked tirelessly for the NHS since 1970 until she was struck down by what she called “this stupid illness”.

Prince William, Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock, along with the first ministers of the devolved assemblies, are all supporting the monument to two million people who work and volunteer in the NHS and emergency services.


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