'We are on our knees': Basildon nurse pleads with public to stay home

Shirley Watts, an operating theatre nurse, sends out an emotional plea to the public to stay at home after a difficult shift at a hospital in Basildon. Ms Watts says the NHS is ‘on its knees’ with the lack of available staff and the rising numbers of Covid-19 patients. She posted this video to a Facebook group having worked in an intensive care unit treating patients with coronavirus.

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