Prince Charles visits injured Westminster terror victims in hospital and hails 'marvellous' medics

Francesca Gillett
Visit: The Prince of Wales meeting Travis Frain who was injured in the Westminster terrorist attack: PA

Prince Charles visited the Westminster terror attack victims in hospital today and hailed the “marvellous” doctors and nurses caring for them.

The Prince of Wales visited King’s College Hospital in Southwark where he privately met patients wounded in Wednesday’s horrific attack which saw Khalid Masood plough a car into pedestrians and stab a police officer.

Eight of the injured victims were treated at the Camberwell hospital, including pensioner Leslie Rhodes, 75, who died on Thursday night after his life support was withdrawn. Two other victims have been discharged and five remain in hospital.

Charles said: “Thank you for all your marvellous efforts."

'Marvellous': Prince Charles meets paramedics. (Getty Images)

He added: "How you do it, I don't know."

The Prince hailed their team work and joked: "As long as you're still talking to each other."

Charles also met with consultant radiologist Pauline Kane, who was working at King's when the brutal attack happened and victims were brought to the hospital.

Prince Charles meets paramedics and support staff who assisted victims of the recent attack in Westminster. (REUTERS)

Dr Kane said staff dealt with a series of typical blunt trauma injuries "one after the other" on Wednesday afternoon and evening, almost as though it was a "conveyor belt of organised, structured, really efficient medical care".

Dr Kane said: "I was really proud of the way this hospital responded."

She added: "It was inspiring the way people just worked together and communicated to deal with the patient in front of them.

Welcome: Staff at King's College Hospital greet the Prince. (Getty Images)

"It didn't matter how many would be coming, you knew you would just keep working. It was, it was really quite something."

Dr Kane, who was working in the scanning room, said: "I witnessed some incredibly kind, efficient and really just inspiring professionalism amongst all the staff."

She said it was "fantastic" that Charles made a visit to the hospital, adding: "It's great for the patients. They appreciate the fact that he cares.

"He does care, clearly. And the family around them. It's nothing but a positive event really. It's extremely kind of him."

Police said on Friday up to 50 people were injured in the attack with 31 needing hospital treatment.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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