Blue postbox unveiled by St Thomas’ Hospital in tribute to NHS

Josh Salisbury (06 May, 2020)

It is a tribute to the NHS, says Royal Mail

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Royal Mail has unveiled five post boxes painted NHS blue as a tribute to the NHS, including directly outside St Thomas’ Hospital.

All five are painted the distinctive shade of blue used by the health service and say: “Thank you NHS.”

The other four post boxes are located close to hospitals in Manchester, Edinburgh, Wales and Belfast.

The locations were chosen to make sure all four UK countries are represented, says Royal Mail, including the spot outside Trafford General Hospital, which is the birthplace of the NHS.

“We are showing our support and thanks to the many NHS workers across the UK who are working tirelessly to help those affected by the coronavirus crisis,” said Shane O’Riordain of the Royal Mail.

“The special blue post boxes are a small token of our thanks for the exceptional service NHS workers are providing across all four UK nations.”

The move comes after a successful campaign by schoolboy Rafferty Collis. The youngster had started a petition for the colour-change inspired by the gold colour change during the 2012 Olympics.

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