NHS anaesthetist pleas with public to obey lockdown rules

NHS anaesthetist urges people to stay home as she reveals she’s moving away from her husband who has cystic fibrosis in order to ‘give her all’ to the fight against coronavirus

  • Jenny Hawkins, from Surrey, pleaded with public on Facebook to stay at home
  • NHS  anaesthetist whose partner has cystic fibrosis has moved out of her house
  • Comes after Boris Johnson last night ordered immediate coronavirus lockdown 
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An NHS worker has urged people to stay at home after revealing she is temporarily ‘giving up her life’ in order to focus on the fight against coronavirus. 

Anaesthetist Jenny Hawkins, from Surrey, wrote on Facebook that she is moving  out of the home she shares with her husband, who has cystic fibrosis, in order to protect him and to continue working on the frontline at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

She asked people to listen to government advice so that she could return home to her husband soon, saying ‘I don’t think I’m asking you to sacrifice anywhere near what I’m having to.’

Jenny Hawkins (pictured) , from Surrey, whose husband has cystic fibrosis pleaded with the public on Facebook to stay at home, revealing she has had to move out of her home so she can ‘give her all’ to the health service

In an emotional Facebook post, she revealed that she was ‘giving up her life temporarily’ so she can utilize her specialist airway and ventilator skills to help save lives at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust 

The moving post has gained 199,000 likes and 182,000 shares and Jenny was praised by friends for her ‘amazing’ sacrifice and told they were ‘so proud’ of the effort she was putting in. 

One wrote: ‘Jenny your amazing . Everyone stay at home.’

Another agreed: ‘Jenny you’re amazing. Thank you so very much. Take care. Lots of love xx.’

A third added: ‘So proud of all that you do. We appreciate you and all the NHS staff. Love to you and Joe. Stay safe and I’m here if you need a chat xxx.’

Jenny’s husband (pictured) has  has cystic fibrosis has had to move out of her home so she can ‘give her all’

It comes after Boris Johnson last night outlined more emergency measures designed to tackle the spread of COVID-19, including the immediate closure of all non-essential shops and the threat of fines for people who do not ‘stay at home’. 

The Prime Minister’s shutdown will last for a minimum of three weeks and the UK’s new state of emergency is unprecedented in modern history.

Gatherings of more than two people will be banned in the most dramatic curbs on freedom ever seen in Britain in time of peace or war, as the government goes all out to stop the spread of the killer disease, which has claimed 335 lives.

The post gained 199K and 182K shares and Jenny was praised by friends for her ‘amazing’ sacrifice and told they were ‘so proud’ of the effort she was putting in

In a grim address to the nation from Downing Street, Mr Johnson said: ‘Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses’, adding: ‘I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home’.

He said any family reunions, weddings, baptisms and other social events must be cancelled to stop the NHS collapsing under the strain. Funerals can go ahead attended by just a handful of closest relatives.

People must only leave their homes for essential supplies, medical help, or to travel to work if it is ‘absolutely’ unavoidable. Going out for exercise will be allowed once a day, but parks will be patrolled to make sure there is no abuse of the rules.

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