Nurses from Guys and St Thomas’ hospital in London blocked Westminster Bridge yesterday in a protest to demand adequate PPE – personal protective equipment – as they treat patients.
The Department of Health and NHS England hide behind the blanket claim that they and NHS hospitals are ‘meeting PHE guidelines’ in the PPE they provide to front-line staff – but the PHE guidelines have been changed almost daily to reflect what is available, rather than what is clinically needed.
And what is available has always been inadequate and is getting worse.
Listen to nurses as they describe their situation – one that is entirely typical for NHS staff up and down the country because of the wilful negligence of the Conservative government in not building stocks during the months they had to prepare and not correcting the situation even now:
The Tories have even been caught lying about the PPE they have provided, even going as far as to include individual gloves in their claims to make increase the numbers.
The Tories’ lies and failings are deadly. At least 172 health staff have now been killed by the virus, while the Establishment tells coroners not even to consider whether lack of PPE played a role in their death. Here are their faces:
Mainstream broadcasters appear to have chosen to ignore this protest, once again failing to properly challenge government lies and excuses.
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