An NHS worker medic quit from her job in public in opposition to the coronavirus lockdown, also claiming the pandemic left her with no work to do for three weeks.
Shelley Tasker, 43, took to the streets of Truro in Cornwall where she aired her grievances with a loudspeaker to passersby.
Shelley Tasker is a part-time photographer and an ex healthcare assistant at Treliske Hospital, part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
It comes as England was plunged into a second lockdown which will last for at least four weeks.
In the clip, the mum can be heard saying that she was publicly resigning and that she was wearing her uniform sadly for the last time.
She said that she loved her job and that those who had been following what had been going on, they’d done tasks, they’d organised protests and that they’d had a lot of flack.
She said that she’d had an email from work asking her what was going on, people were reporting her but unfortunately, she couldn’t lie anymore and she told the receptive crowd that on Friday in Treliske there were three people in with COVID and that there were no extra deaths, three, and that covered Treliske, West Cornwall and Hayle hospital.
And she said that the total deaths from those three hospitals in seven months was 76 people, and she also told the crowd that when she was working in the height of the pandemic she had no work for three weeks because there were no patients.
She said that’s about ten people a month over the last seven months and they had locked down, and in an interview with a news outlet, she said claims by the Government that the NHS is being overrun are all lies, and she said that they closed all of Cornwall down for three people in hospital.
She said they haven’t even died, they’ve supposedly got COVID, but a representative for Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust told a news outlet that they were in the middle of a once in a lifetime pandemic and it was unacceptable for anyone to spread lies which could be detrimental to people’s health, let along from somebody in a respected position.
The representative said that the public’s support for the NHS played a significant role in helping them handle the first wave of coronavirus, and as they face a possible second wave, it was important that their team and the public follow the latest public health guidance to help keep everyone safe.
But do we believe a word this Government has to say? They said the hospitals were going to be overwhelmed, yet the Nightingale Hospitals were barely used.
The NHS Nightingale Hospitals was announced in March 2020 and were intended to serve as temporary large-scale critical care hospitals providing cover for the expected increase in patients suffering from the coronavirus.
They were announced as part of a wide-scale reorganisation of NHS services to prepare for the pandemic and were named after the nurse, Florence Nightingale.
The NHS Nightingale Hospital London was first opened in April 2020, with the remainder being opened by May.
Many of the hospitals were opened by celebs or members of the Royal Family, including Ant and Dec, the Duchess of Cornwall and Sir Tom Moore and some of the Nightingale Hospitals reported to be able to hold up to 5,000 patients, so were they used during the pandemic and are they still open?
Seven Nightingale Hospitals were constructed to cope with the anticipated rise in demand on the NHS in England from the first COVID 19 wave.
Those seven include one at the ExCel conference centre in east London that was reportedly expected to provide up to 500 intensive care beds, and which would have been the largest intensive care unit in Europe when operational.
The other Nightingale Hospitals were located at:
Birmingham – the National Exhibition Centre Bristol – the Exhibition and Conference Centre on University of West England’s (UWE) Frenchay campus Exeter – a former retail outlet in Sowton Yorkshire – Harrogate Convention Centre Manchester – the Manchester Central Convention Complex Washington, Sunderland – the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing
The Nightingale Hospitals were all officially opened in April or May and had all been put on standby or repurposed by July.
Only two of the hospitals had admitted patients – just over 50 were treated at the NHS Nightingale Hospital London and just over 100 at Manchester and before the hospitals were put on standby, Sir Simon Stevens, Head of NHS England, said that they had not yet had to make extensive use of the Nightingale London thanks to the hard work of NHS staff, who had freed up more than 30,000 existing hospital beds and that it counted as a tremendous victory for the entire country if they never needed to use them, but with further waves of the coronavirus likely it was essential that they had those additional facilities in place treating patients.
Presently, the Exeter Nightingale Hospital is being used from 8 am to 8 pm each day to screen cancer patients and the Harrogate site has been used as an outpatient clinic for radiology patients since June 4.
However, following a surge in cases, the Birmingham Nightingale Hospital is on high alert and is being kept in a state ready to reopen within 48 hours if required.
The coronavirus that causes COVID 19 has sickened more than 16.5 million people across six continents and it’s raging in countries that never contained the virus and it’s resurging in many of the ones that did.
If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it’s probably passed and one outcome is now looking almost inevitable, this virus is never going away.