To all my forum friends that have just taken a few minutes to applaud the NHS staff, I thank you on behalf and each and everyone of my colleagues in every NHS function across the UK. Such a small gesture but it means so much. As someone working in an ICU and working with such a dedicated, professional and caring bunch on a daily basis, it fills me with pride to watch how they are facing this crisis head on with steadfastness, compassion and humour. We are one and we will get through it. Thanks again guys. Stay safe, and stay indoors. I can tell you from what I see daily, it really does make a difference
Homer ... thanks for what all of you are doing.. I hope it gets recognition in the long term not just at this silly time.
HID is a dentist and I have some surreal conversations with her ranging from lack of PPE to wanting to keep their practice open for emergencies (as it stops people going to A&E ). . As self employed (don’t ask), she is unlikely to get paid for it till June. But we can hopefully cover that. Naturally as a family, we would want her to stay home and stay safe but I must say medicos are wired differently. So all I can do is give a patient ear and pray
Keep up the good work guys and we will all make it to the other side.
Generally someone on a run is probably trying to achieve a particular time or milestone - or for me personally if I had to stop and stand still for 30 seconds it completely ruins the run for me because I'm trying to complete the distance without stopping. On the runs I've been doing I run right out in the road to get round people if there's no car coming, but also people have been courteous and stood to one side for a second. If there's no space I just hold my breath while I run past!
Talking to a senior Sister/nurse manager from one of the London hospitals this afternoon. She retired last week and, yesterday, asked her boss could she come back this week. "No, not this week. In two weeks time when 20% of the team are off sick."
Bearing in mind the infections rate amongst medics over here, 13% generally and over 20% in acute care, not a bad call.
Bit like us then, I meant to do it but was deep into a telephone call with my daughter.
Heard some strange noise outside and could not think what it was.
Half an hour later I fathomed out that it was our three other neighbours clapping.
Really feel guilty for missing it now.