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Astronaut sends message of thanks to nurses

Major Tim Peake says 'thank you' to nurses with a photo from International Space Station 

Nurses have been sent a message of thanks from outer space.

Major Tim Peake expressed his gratitude from the International Space Station to staff at Perth Royal Infirmary in Scotland who cared for his mother-in-law Madeleine King.

Major Peake, the first British astronaut to visit the space station 400 kilometres above the Earth, posed for a photograph holding a sign saying Thank you NHS PRI for all you do!!.

Staff at the hospitals ward 8, where Ms King was treated, were delighted to receive the photo and now plan to have it framed and hung on the ward.

Senior charge nurse Samantha Edmonds said: It was a lovely thing for Major Peake to do, and it has given all the staff on the ward a real lift.

Associate nurse director Jim Foulis added: The brightest stars are those who shine for others and

Nurses have been sent a message of thanks from outer space.

Major Tim Peake

Major Tim Peake expressed his gratitude from the International Space Station to staff at Perth Royal Infirmary in Scotland who cared for his mother-in-law Madeleine King.

Major Peake, the first British astronaut to visit the space station 400 kilometres above the Earth, posed for a photograph holding a sign saying ‘Thank you NHS PRI for all you do!!’.

Staff at the hospital’s ward 8, where Ms King was treated, were delighted to receive the photo and now plan to have it framed and hung on the ward.

Senior charge nurse Samantha Edmonds said: ‘It was a lovely thing for Major Peake to do, and it has given all the staff on the ward a real lift.’

Associate nurse director Jim Foulis added: ‘The brightest stars are those who shine for others and I am very proud of the staff here in PRI, and that the high quality of care they provide for their patients has been recognised in the highest of places.’

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