The PM and Ms Symonds made several nominations for Pride of Britain Awards.
The Prime Minister has publically thanked NHS staff across the country ahead of this weeks Pride of Britain Awards.
Earlier this year, the PM was admitted to intensive care after being diagnosed with Coronavirus and has consistently spoken positively about his experiences.
In a video message shared on social media, the PM said; “Earlier this year, over the course of seven days, I experienced first-hand the courage and dedication of our frontline NHS workers – our doctors and nurses, our porters, pharmacists, cleaners and clinicians.
“They save saved the lines of thousands of people across the country.”
Ms. Symonds continued; “You continue to provide care for us at the toughest of times and it’s not only because of you Boris is still here but that we are proud parents to our sweet baby boy.”
The couple went on to nominate the maternity team at University College Hospital alongside two nurses, Luis and Jenny from Guy and St. Thomas Hospital for Pride of Britain awards.
Mr. Johnson concluded by adding; “Thank you to each and every one of you. For your care, your compassion, and your kindness. You are the beating heart of our nation and you truly are the Pride of Britain.”
Anthony Johnson, leader of the grassroots nursing movement Nurses United UK, responded to Mr. Johnson’s comments; “Frontline NHS workers have been struggling during this pandemic as they’ve watched their colleagues die and develop long term health issues that scar them emotionally as well as physically.
“What we need is more than gratitude. We need PPE. We need to be given the testing and training to do our jobs. We need access to childcare so that we’re not forced between unpaid annual leave or our patients.
“This is what matters to NHS workers on the frontline and it’s about time that our Prime Minister listened to us and not his media consultants