NHS Staff Going Extra Mile To Care For People In Freezing Conditions

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As the ‘Beast from the East’ continues to mawl every aspect of the UK’s seemingly fragile society, the heroes of our nation, also known as NHS staff, have stepped up once more.

There’ve been reports of NHS staff walking for miles to get to work, sleeping over at hospitals and as usual, working overtime as we’re hit by a spate of extreme weather.

One surgeon walked almost three hours to get to hospital so he could perform an operation on a patient with cancer, the BBC reports.

NHS Million wrote on Twitter:

Please help us get #ThankYouNHS trending today for all the NHS staff who have slept overnight in hospital, worked double (or even triple) shifts, walked for hours to get to work, so much more.

And all so they can care for our loved ones.

One doctor tweeted:

Salute to the NICU staff Queen Elizabeth University Hospital 4 staying for the night after a 12 hr day shift to cover 4 those who couldn’t make it to work due to the weather. I have no words to appreciate & thank u all hats off a BIG THANK U. [sic]

NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh said:

The panel wants to thank all NHS colleagues for their continued hard work and dedication in the face of a ‘perfect storm’ of appalling weather, flu and norovirus.

With the severe conditions expected to continue we ask patients and their families to bear with us as we seek to minimise any disruption.

Claire Moffat wrote:

My lovely Mum walked 2.5 miles through the snow to get to the hospital she works in. There are no buses running at all in Edinburgh so will most likely have to walk back after her 10hr shift. #ThankYouNHS

Henry’s Little Heroes wrote:

Massive respect to our lovely Nurse who drove a 40 mile round trip in a blizzard this morning to take Henry’s blood and made sure it safely arrived at the hopsital ready for testing for his blood transfusion later this week. Hero of the day! #thankyouNHS

These people aren’t obliged, they just care. What would we do without them?

What goddamn heroes. We can’t thank them enough!