Failure to sufficiently protect frontline NHS staff
If you were managing a work force that requires trained, skilled operatives wouldn't you look after them as assets?
Looking at the Coronavirus issue, this government has refused to accept aid and have failed to look after NHS staff themselves. I keep asking myself, why? Especially when you consider how long it takes to train doctors, nurses and surgeons...and how long knowldege of this virus has been around now.
How many private hospitals are involved in the fight against Covid19? Do their staff have the correct protective measures?
What if the lack of protection for NHS staff is a measure that will allow the government to roll out a different kind of private medical health care? One where we don't pay for it as a 'cutsomer' but where they can rob the public purse through privately negotiated contracts with the government.
If they were my staff, I'd house them in empty military bases temporarily and make them as comfortable as possible, ensure that they had the right equipment to do the job and not take any chances with the work force of the NHS being decimated by this disease.
As a nation, we screwed up with Brexit, yet the EU still offered us help...but the government have refused it.
Throughout this difficult period, the privatisation of the NHS continues ... in 2 different ways now.
As for testing, the only people that should be tested now are ALL NHS staff, from cleaners upwards and then the Emergency Services. The rest of us have to sit this out. What's the point of wasting a test kit on someone that might get the virus from someone the next day? Though there seems to be enough doubt on the effectiveness of current test kits too.
It's also time that all airports were closed and public transport was suspended.
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