Captain Tom Moore, the 99-year-old war veteran who raised over £27m for the NHS has opened a new Nightingale hospital in Harrogate.
Moore raised money by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, appeared via video link at the opening on Tuesday, reports the BBC.
A virtual ceremony was held to open the 500-bed facility at Harrogate Convention Centre, the first of seven field hospitals built outside a city.
He was invited to appear in honour of his fundraising effort.
When asked about opening the new hospital, Capt Tom said: "It's one of those things you never think would ever happen."
"All the people in that area have done so well to produce a new hospital in such a short time."
The veteran, who was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, originally aimed to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together however his feat captured the imagination of the nation.