Yesteday evening (Tuesday 23 March 2021), Teddington Memorial Hospital was lit up as part of a "beacon of remembrance" in honour all those who have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite the current scaffolding, the lights made the hospital shine brightly in the darkness, providing a fitting focal point for the community.
The illumination was part of a national day of reflection, organised by Marie Curie, which saw other landmark buildings transformed, including the London Eye and Edinburgh Castle.
At HRCH, we paused at midday for a minute's silence of reflection and remembrance.
We particularly remembered Afua Fofie, our own colleague from the Pamela Bryant Unit at Teddington Hospital who tragically died last year.
Later, many people also observed an 8pm vigil by holding up candles and torches on their doorsteps.