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Thank You NHS Blue Postboxes unveiled

By Chris Dawson May 1, 2020 - 2:07 pm

Royal Mail has unveiled a number of specially decorated postboxes in support of the NHS as a thank you for their exceptional service across the UK during the coronavirus crisis. The five postboxes are painted in NHS blue and say ‘ Thank You NHS ’.

The special Thank You NHS Blue Postboxes are located close to a handful of hospitals across the UK in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Wales and Belfast.

The postboxes were chosen to ensure the representation of all four UK countries and to commemorate the Trafford General Hospital, the birthplace of the NHS, founded by Aneurin “Nye” Bevan in Manchester in July 1948.

You might think that sending someone out with a pot of blue paint at a time like this is questionable and you’d have a point. However for the thousands of NHS workers who will walk past these post boxes it’s a small gesture which will be enormously appreciated as they start and end their 12 hour shifts. Anything we can do to express the nation’s thanks at this time is worth the effort.

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

At Royal Mail, we are working hard to deliver the most comprehensive service we can to all our customers in challenging circumstances. We understand that the Universal Postal Service provides a lifeline to businesses and communities everywhere during the coronavirus crisis. We are working closely with pharmacy companies and NHS trusts across the UK. And we are delivering many prescriptions and hospital appointments. This is a key priority for us. We would like to thank all our colleagues across the UK for helping to keep the nation connected in such challenging circumstances.”
– Shane O’Riordain, Managing Director of Regulation, Corporate Affairs and Marketing, Royal Mail

  • jim
    1 year ago

    why 5

    paint every postbox everywhere blue with a thank you NHS

    • 1 year ago

      There are about 115,000 post boxes in the UK…. That would take a lot of Blue paint and at say 100 a day would take three years to complete!

      Although I totally agree with your sentiment.

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