We all agree that we cherish our NHS workers and that’s why people across the United Kingdom show their love for them every Thursday by cheering and hooting and whacking pans with spoons.
Yet the Government bestows its appreciation by giving them sod all equipment, so instead of protecting themselves with tedious items, they can have loads of pleasure making their own.
Because it was reported that nurses are being made to wear bin liners as there’s a deficit of aprons but this is how to make the pandemic fun and at last our nurses are being given a chance to wear something to get them noticed, instead of wearing those boring white gowns, that may protect them, but wouldn’t catch the eye of a Paris fashion designer.
Someone should bring Blue Peter back to BBC1 to make a special coronavirus show for NHS workers and then one of the presenters can say: “Hi, today we’re going to make protective equipment for doctors out of cornflake packets, dandelion leaves and a pair of your dad’s old pants.”
Medical staff say they’ve not received any long-sleeved gowns, making them more prone to catch the virus off patients but on the other hand, in this weather, they’ll get a nice tan for when they’re laid up for three weeks and with the same spirit of muddling through, there were barely any ventilators available for the crisis.
Perhaps doctors were supposed to preserve funds and give patients oxygen by breathing through the cardboard piece inside a toilet roll but sadly, they were all bought by stockpilers.
So, now they’ll be appealing for folk bands to perform in the ward, so anyone short of breath can put their mouth over the end of the accordion and numerous hospitals are running out of masks, so they’re also appealing to nail bars and hairdressers to see if they have any.
Hairdressers could also offer their hair dryers as extra ventilators so patients can get an extra supply of oxygen and a blow-dry for their lungs too and if this still doesn’t secure enough masks, the NHS could appeal to bank robbers and the IRA to give them their old ones.
Not only that, but according to an Intensive Care doctor on the BBC, protection face masks that they’re using at the moment have all been re-labelled with new best before end dates.
And several had three stickers on them, one with an expiry of 2009, the second sticker, expiry 2013, and the third sticker on the very top said 2021 but I’m sure it doesn’t matter if a mask that’s supposed to save your life is 11 years out of date because it appears that face masks are like wine, they get better with age.
Experienced nurses can sniff one and go: “Hmm, it’s got a pleasant scent of Swine flu, I’d say it’s a 2009 vintage.”
This government’s inaction has meant that the country has been caught with its pants around its ankles and now we’re heading for the biggest death toll in Europe.
Herd immunity indeed, a plan that had to be evacuated after the medical and scientific establishment told them it was crazy and would lead to mass destruction and the NHS wouldn’t be able to cope.
The United Kingdom considered a situation such as this not that many years ago, but as usual, did nothing to prepare, and cuts in the health service have not helped us either.
The NHS was in a desperate state before COVID 19 and it’s even worse now and our government should have been prepared for all eventualities and that’s not the sign of a stable government, one that’s scrambling around for help when the shit hits the fan.
And when this is all over and hopefully that will be pretty soon, questions need to be examined about the handling of this because apologies are no good when people are dying within the health service and outside the health service.
And when PPE is not available it beggars belief and it’s a national scandal and this government should be held responsible for this turmoil and now we should be slamming our so-called Government for the brave NHS staff that have so tragically died because the Government failed to provide proper PPE and still months later they’re still messing about.