An NHS intensive care worker has revealed how she was told by other members of staff to make sure her will was prepared before helping to treat the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
Amber Cowan claims that NHS bosses told her to prepare her will before heading to work at a hospital in Glasgow for her first night shift treating COVID-19 patient.
The 28-year-old wrote on Twitter this week: “Getting told at 28 to make sure you have your pension and will sorted. First nightshift in intensive care and we are short-staffed.”
It wasn’t official advice, according to an NHS doctor who later spoke to MailOnline and said: “A friend who is 28 told me they had made their will.
“I have heard people say, ‘I want to get coronavirus so that I will be immune.’ It doesn’t work like that.
“If you do not take this seriously, you are condemning someone to potentially dying with a nurse they don’t know, because we are not allowing visitors in hospitals. That, or dying at home. That is the reality of it.”
Locals across Glasgow applauded Ms Cowan and her colleagues ‘putting their lives on the line to save others’.
Currently, NHS frontline staff are treating patients with the deadly bug without the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended protective clothing, which has caused outrage amongst terrified doctors and nurses.
Medical staff have hit out at the government for failing to provide them with enough gloves, masks, aprons, and goggles amid the pandemic.
Earlier this week, the British Medical Association warned NHS staff that they were at the risk of dying if they did not get given sufficient protective clothing while treating patients of the virus.
The doctors’ union has now slammed Public Health England for falling of WHO guidelines.
Meanwhile, in other countries, medical staff have been provided with full hazmat suits. However, PHE experts claim that there is no evidence which says a full bodysuit is needed.
An NHS worker, identified as Lorraine, apparently revealed that her manager had informed staff that they would be needing to share masks, as well as filters.
She reportedly said: “Now filters have got bacteria in them, masks have got bacteria in them, these things do not get sterilised like you would your operating equipment.”
A cardiologist at a major London teaching hospital has claimed that the government is not following global guidelines.
Dr Lisa Anderson claimed that doctors are working on coronavirus wards and are being forced to take risks when it comes to their own health as there is an ‘inadaquate’ amount of protection being provided by the government.