I am the son of a current NHS frontline worker, my mother is a nurse and has been for nearly 45 years. To be honest a lot of my family are either doctors or nurses and have been on the frontline for the past 2 months in the battle against Covid-19 and I couldn't be prouder of them and so when the whole 'Clap for the NHS' and 'Clap for Carers' came about I was clapping so hard on that first night that I actually cut my hand...
Cue the week after I was front and centre once again on my road along with everyone else whooping, smashing pots and pans etc...and then deafening silence.
The same the following week...the same after that
But then I began to question why I was doing it in the first place...
The NHS don't need to be clapped...they need to be funded, they need to be respected and not treated like an afterthought by the government.
I mean for crying out loud the PM was in intensive care at an NHS funded hospital where he made a recovery and then proceeded to give a speech last night which caused more questions than answers on what will happen next.
I will still respect those who choose to clap for the NHS but it now seems more a social media Tik Tok type of thing now and many have forgotten why it was done in the first place...
I would adhere the way to support the NHS is to STAY AT HOME!!!
Be safe everyone.
11 May 2020