The 'Burley Banksy' paints tribute to NHS outside Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield to thank coronavirus medics

The 'Burley Banksy' has painted a tribute to the NHS outside Pinderfields Hospital to thank doctors and nurses helping to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 10:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 10:48 am

Teacher Andy McVeigh, 49, painted two electrical boxes in blue and white, to say thank you to Wakefields' frontline hospital staff.

One says 'thank you Pinders' and the other is adorned with a 'Wakey heroes' slogan.

Andy told his Twitter followers that he was born at the hospital and described the staff as 'legends'.

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He tweeted: "Last one I think! Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.

"Big Covid care site,apparently.

"I was meant to be born in LS26 but was such a sumo- baby (10lbs 7oz) mum was rushed to nearest hospital & Wakefield was bit nearer than LGI.

"Thank u Wakey NHS legends."

More than 600 people replied with their praise for the work.

One said: "The NHS deserve all the recognition they get."

Another said: "Another great bit of work, the staff at the hospital are wonderful."

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