CORONAVIRUS: Please stay at home is the impassioned video message from Pilgrim Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit staff at the Pilgrim Hospital made their own impassioned plea for people to stay at home with an online video shared on social media.
Staff at the ICU on the videoStaff at the ICU on the video
Staff at the ICU on the video

As the number of cases in Lincolnshire rises to 24 (Public Health England, March 25), there are still concerns that people are not social isolating enough, despite the new measures introduced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Workers at the Pilgrim Hospital ICU, where four cases are being treated in intensive care, have published a video on social media in a bid to drum the stay at home message home still further.

With Queen’s We Are The Champions playing, members of the ICU team are seen holding up banners with slogans including “We come to work for you. Please stay at home for us!”

One of those behind it, Nikki Hooker, 36, who works as a deputy sister, said the message was clear to people.

“Just stay at home. It’s very easy to do and it will save lives. We’ve got a very limited number of staff and resources,” she said.

“The staff are anxious and concerned. We are all working really hard as we always do.

“We are just waiting for what’s to come. But we’re well prepared.

“When this hits us, we want to provide the best care for people we can, so you can self-isolate then please do.

“We need the public to help us to help them. We need to get the message out there to tell people to stay in.”

The video can be seen on Facebook here.