Health Secretary claims ignorance of the fact – but could only say ‘some nurses’ have died
Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s appearance on last night’s BBC Question Time led to the shocking – if not surprising – revelation that the Department of Health is not even counting the number of nurses who have died in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
In an appalling throw-away comment, Hancock said that:
we’ve seen, very sadly, four doctors had died – and some nurses.
But RCN general secretary Donna Kinnair cut across him – pointing out that his department isn’t even keeping count of fallen nurses:
The words ‘and some nurses’ should haunt Hancock and the Tories for the rest of their sorry lives.
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