A giant NHS sign has been temporarily installed outside Royal Papworth hospital in Cambridge.

The sign has been placed in front of the main entrance to thank the staff working there.

It was donated by the Cambridgeshire-based company 'The Christmas Decorators Limited', based in Eaton Ford near St Neots.

The sign has been on tour around the country Credit: Royal Papworth Hospital

The sign's been on tour around the country and arrived at Royal Papworth last weekend.

The letters are two metres tall and five metres wide.

“When you in the Christmas lighting business there isn't an awful lot you can do to contribute to the current situation that the world is going through,” said Ivor Keeley from the Christmas Decorators Limited.

“However, what we can do is lift up the spirit of those who are putting themselves in harm’s way for our safety. So we took some metal, some lights and got blisters on our fingers in the hope that this sparkling display lifts up the spirits of those who really need it!

“Our only intention to highlight how wonderful the NHS is.”