Rainbows for NHS Nightingale hospital: Fake Facebook page is asking for pictures

1 April 2020, 20:19 | Updated: 2 April 2020, 18:42

Coronavirus Pandemic In London
Coronavirus Pandemic In London. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Coronavirus in the UK has meant the London Excel centre has been transformed into the Nightingale hospital.

Nightingale Hospital in London is open and ready to help the UK and NHS deal with the growing demand of coronavirus.

However, a Facebook page began circulating that NHS staff and creators of the centre had a job for our children to help cheer everyone up - rainbow pictures.

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It was reported that staff wanted rainbows for Nightingale hospital to decorate the place in order to keep all the patients smiling while they get over the virus.

However, this has since been confirmed to not be the case.

The hospital's official Twitter account posted: "Unfortunately, a fake Facebook account has been set up for the Nightingale Hospital London asking people to share rainbow pictures.

"We love that so many of you have shared your amazing rainbow pictures, but please don’t send them in the post. We’re working on a way to receive them, but for now please share using #RainbowsForNightingale".

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Meanwhile, a college opposite Parliament and St Thomas' Hospital has revealed how children can send drawings to them for a big display of gratitude.