Nurses across the UK have received an email warning them not to travel to work wearing their uniforms following reports of growing abuse since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. An email reportedly sent to NHS Blood and Transplant nurses also warned NHS staff to hide their IDs after reports of attempts to snatch the identification. Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May denounced the abuse medical staff has received through the COVID-19 pandemic as shameful while paying tribute to nurses for the hard work they have been doing.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Ms May said: “It’s shameful, isn’t it.
“It’s absolutely appalling, that people who are putting their lives at risk, making sure they are there to save our lives – it is completely unacceptable.
“And I’m very proud of our nurses and midwifery teams and other professionals. They are working so hard so please, let’s make sure there’s kindness.
“The public, of course, also have a role to play in making sure that they wash their hands and indeed stay at home.
“For the people that are I am very, very grateful because you will save lives.”
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