Last weekend, my mum called again. She wanted me to clarify for her what exactly my role within the NHS was, again. She has been listening to way too much news back in Lagos and all she hears is how NHS staff across the UK are risking their lives to look after the sick people.
I tell her again that my job is mainly administrative and that I work in an office, not on the wards. “But sometimes you go into work don’t you”? She asks. “Yes”, I say. “But only once a week and it’s purely because I live nearby and there are some things I can’t take home with me, for the sake of data protection”.
My mum knows that I have been working from home for the past three weeks but she still worries about me. Yes, I work for the NHS. Yes, My job is important to patient care and continuity of care. But I am in the back rows, supporting my brave colleagues who are facing this pandemic head-on; with that unmistakable British aplomb, doggedness and selflessness.
So, this post is for them and about them; My colleagues on the frontlines, going into work everyday and making me proud to work in the Healthcare and Social Services Industry and making the entire nation proud to be British!Tweet
Please click the images below to read my interviews with them where they share their joys, fears and worries with me and the rest of the world. And, kindly leave them a word of encouragement and kindness.
Thank you! NHS workers, Care Workers, Key Workers, Nursery Practitioners, Teachers, Social care workers, and everyone else working hard to kick this virus out!