Can I tell you something, it was something I knew before I had ever heard of Covid 19. It was something I was sure of before the nightly clapping, it was something I believed in before the rainbows flooded the country.
Nurses are incredible.
So many times I have cried on the shoulders of nurses.
So many times have my children been hugged and comforted by nurses.
Too many times has it been a nurse that translated between me and a Doctor.
Forever and some has a nurse supported me on my journey.
I don’t understand the government right now, the mighty warriors who held our frontline are being mocked and patronised. “It’s all we can give” being lost in falsehood contracts and unusable PPE.
Bonus’s for individuals who profiteered through a crisis. Yet a poor meal deal offer for those who gave it all.
Why we were being asked to stay home they were being asked to do more. Covered shifts, move wards, exhaustion, fear overcome by duty.
Yet even before the wards filled with the virus nurses stood by our sides. Yet our chosen government turns their backs once more.
Strikes, industrial action more and more damage to an already exhausted gift. NHS in crisis can only fall at the entrance of one door.
Please Prime minister you talk about the saviours as you laugh behind their backs. You want the country back to normal yet humiliate the builders.
We will not sacrifice the NHS at the alter of Capitalism. We will fight tooth and nail.
The fight that no one has the energy for yet one we cannot afford to lose. A country without the NHS is a country no one wants part of. A service without nurses cannot continue.
Mr Prime Minister, go back to the ward you were on. The ICU unit that healed you, go back now and stand before them with your soggy sandwich, packet of crisps and fizzy drink and you say thank you, thank you for my life and then hand them your measly 1% and ask yourself truly, is this enough.