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A nurse Jenny McGee who looked after the prime minister when he was hospitalized with coronavirus has resigned, accusing the government of treating NHS workers with a lack of “respect” during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jenny McGee attended Boris Johnson in intensive care for two days

Jenny McGee, who attended Boris Johnson in intensive care for two days, submitted her resignation at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, saying that NHS staff “are not getting the respect and now paying we deserve”.

The Guy and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust released this statement from Ms. McGee: “After the toughest year of my nursing career, I am stepping back from the NHS but I hope to return in the future.

“I look forward to getting a care contract in the Caribbean before going on vacation to New Zealand later in the year.

“I am so proud to have worked at St. Thomas Hospital and to be part of such a fantastic team.”

Ms. McGee said nurses “don’t get the respect and now pay we deserve” and that she was “fed up” in a Channel 4 documentary.

Boris Johnson was hospitalized with Covid-19 on April 5, 2020 and went to intensive care a day later.

He spent three days there, paying tribute to McGee and another nurse, Luis Pitarma, when he was released. His survival was due to the fact that “they watched every second of the night”.

In addition to criticizing the government’s attitude towards NHS staff, Ms. McGee said the photo of her in the Downing Street gardens with Boris Johnson was the result of Mr. Johnson’s staff trying to make her “gossip for the NHS Co-opt photo opportunity she believed was a little thank you visit.

She called the situation “disturbing” and said, “It would have been a really good photo opportunity … but I wanted to stay out of it.

“Many nurses felt that the government had not been very effective in managing the indecision, so many mixed messages.”

The comments, broadcast in a Channel 4 documentary entitled “The Year Britain Stopped” on May 24th, come two months after a 1% pay increase was proposed for NHS staff, a move that has received much criticism .

In the documentary, McGee also describes the pressures the NHS faced, particularly in the run-up to Christmas 2020 when the government defied increasing pressure to impose restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19.

She appreciated the hard work of her colleagues, but emphasized the heavy burden on them.

“Yeah, we sat on the line and we worked so incredibly hard and there is a lot of talk about how we are all heroes and all of those things,” she said.

“But at the same time, I’m just not sure I can do it.

“I don’t know how much I have to give to the NHS.”

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