Government guidelines for Covid-19 patients state that anyone treating them MUST wear full PPE gear if they come within 3ft of an infected patient, which is great if our brave NHS staff actually HAVE the equipment!
THE brave nurse pictured valiantly carried on treating the patients as some NHS staff admit they have resorted to hiding equipment to the massive shortages in the system.
The government said earlier that:
“NHS medics must wear full protective equipment if they come within three feet of a coronavirus patient, the government warned today, as shortages of the gear saw a brave nurse forced to dress in just an apron and gloves.”
Public Health England has issued stricter guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE), making it a requirement to wear a face mask, gloves, an apron and eye-protection as a shield against infectious airborne droplets.
A global shortage of the equipment medics and carers need to protect themselves against Covid-19 have led to shortfalls in the UK, with warnings the lives of thousands of NHS staff are being put at risk.
A staff nurse in confidence to a source said:
The surge in numbers of people needing care has also led to some hospitals running out of beds for patients to sleep in, mattresses to lie on and trolleys to use while they wait for admission.