Nurses caught coronavirus after the Tories refused to supply proper protective equipment

We all knew this would happen.

We saw the picture of the nurses wearing bin bags instead of proper PPE.

We made mocking memes about the situation (see above).

We hoped the Tory government would provide the right equipment before somebody caught the virus.

But that didn’t happen.

Instead – and most probably due to the lack of proper kit – the nurses all contracted coronavirus.

One of them had said they were all “terrified” that this might happen, knowing that colleagues had caught the disease from patients, and having treated those colleagues. They had seen what the illness does.

And now we know what’s going to happen, don’t we?

We know what the government that failed them is going to give them:


Three nurses who wore bin bags on their shifts due to a shortage in personal protective equipment (PPE) have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

Just weeks ago, the nurses had shared a photo of themselves with clinical waste bags on their heads and feet as they issued a plea for proper masks, gowns and gloves at Northwick Park Hospital, in Harrow.

The hospital previously declared an emergency situation after all of its critical care beds were filled with patients.

Source: Nurses in bin bags due to PPE shortage ‘test positive for coronavirus’ | Metro News

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8 thoughts on “Nurses caught coronavirus after the Tories refused to supply proper protective equipment

  1. SteveH

    Labour MP Claudia Webbe calls for extension of migrant rights for NHS workers and their families
    Webbe has written to Priti Patel describing how precarious their future residency in the UK is.
    She also said that if a migrant NHS worker dies their family members should receive full pension and death benefits, and has urged the Home Secretary to scrap the NHS surcharge for all health workers and their families.

  2. Fibro confused

    Mike a friend is now in hospital fighting this virus, he’s a paramedic they don’t get any PPE even if it were available as it seems they’re not frontline/key staff, that’s Ambulance personnel picking up seriously ill patients without protective gear so not only are they catching it they’re passing it on to patients, each other & their families too.

  3. Jeffrey Davies

    Why should they they raped the NHS privitised it so much these leeches bleed it’s life blood of our NHS and after all many of the people’s dying are foreign given their life to treat us and we failed allowed them to rape the NHS while we stood watching it

  4. Red Star

    Pensioner charged with burgling coronavirus testing centre as staff waited for next patient

    Staff at the University Hospital of North Durham were waiting for their next patient at the time.

    Jack Misiak, 67, of Pilgrims Way in Durham, has been charged with the burglary of masks, a hand gel, protective suits and nurse’s watch from a tent in the grounds of the hospital on Friday, April 10.

    He will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, May 14.

  5. Rik

    Sorry but all I won’t to say is F**K You Tories for letting this sh*t happen in the first place .

  6. Rik

    My next door neighbor had lost a loved one due to this virus . . albeit in another country .. she is black & I love her dearly .. she lives on her own & is frightened
    … I can’t even go into her house as we have a strict rule to isolate

    I feel so bad but What can I do??I don’t know????

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You’re doing the right thing already, and so is she by sticking to the rule.

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