A Doctor at Northwick Park Hospital has released a heartbreaking plea to help to the general public to stay at home.
Dr Rony Berrebi, an intensive care consultant at Northwick Park Hospital, gives an important reminder to everyone in Harrow and beyond as to why it’s so important to follow the stay-at-home guidelines.
Dr Berrebi said: “The new variant of Covid-19 is spreading fast…there is no guarantee the symptoms you’ll get will be mild.”
He said that his son had the virus over the Christmas period and it was “the most terrifying days of my life”.
London Northwest University Healthcare who run Northwick Park Hospital, Central Middlesex Hospital, St Marks Hospital and Ealing Hospital tweeted: “COVID-19 is spreading fast, around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms but can still pass it on.”
“Please #StayAtHome and follow the new guidance to help protect the NHS and each other. Visit gov.uk/coronavirus”
Earlier in the year during the first wave, Dr Berrebi released a charity song that has raised over £8,000 for his NHS colleagues via a crowdfunder page.
He said at the time: “I’ve seen so many of my colleagues burning out over the past few weeks, even before it started due to all the intense preparations to ensure we were ready and no one was dying needlessly.
“My colleagues often break down in tears at the end of their shifts and are at major risk of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).
“This is the type of traumatic experience soldiers usually get when coming back from war and it is debilitating for people.”
Northwick Park Hospital was featured on BBC’s Newsnight last week in a harrowing look at the current situation caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
“This is their last hope. This is the area where they come to when there is nowhere else.”
Northwick Park Hospital’s Head of Nursing Tricia Mukherjee describes how one of the hospital’s ITU units is coping with the constant pressures of daily Covid admissions
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) January 15, 2021