It was International Nurses Day on Thursday – held on 12 May to mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Many people took to Twitter to acknowledge and thank nurses for all they have done.
But when Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (not known as a friend to the health service) sent this tweet, it backfired massively:
“Nurses care for our loved ones at some of the most difficult times of their lives. Let’s celebrate them! #InternationalNursesDay”
Given that Hunt is currently attempting to undermine the nursing profession by abolishing their bursaries, this response shouldn’t have come as a surprise:
Simon Foster: “Are you seriously unaware how hated you are amongst the medical profession? Was that tweet sarcasm?”
According to a poll in February, Hunt is the most disliked politician of any political party, with 65% of those questioned claiming he was doing a bad job as Health Secretary.
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