COVID-19 - Doctors making big family sacrifices, we should stay at home
Oberservation from Facebook on the price some people are paying, a story repeated up and down the country in many ways.
I've kissed my little boys good night for the last time until this is over. Tomorrow they go, with my husband who ceased to have a job this morning, to live with my Mum in isolation and safety. At the same time I go to do my first shift as a consultant on a COVID ward, one of many, over several months. I cannot step back from this responsibility, no more than any of my colleagues. Many of us are making the same sacrifice, separating from their families to keep them safe, for an unknown, but considerable period.
I don't want thanked for this, or to be called any sort of hero, because I'm not. Certainly no more than any other NHS worker. All I ask is you make it worth my while by staying at home and doing your bit, and appreciate kissing your little ones good night.
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