This year’s Christmas season will surely be different for most of us. Although people are going through difficult times, they will still celebrate Christmas one way or another. However, this is not the reality of the NHS staff. This festive season will definitely be the same as the rest of 2020 for them, if not busier.
Almost all of the NHS staff members will continue to work during the Christmas season. They will get up and go straight to their relevant hospitals and continue treating patients and saving lives. If it’s not for their sacrifices, the situation will surely be much worse.
NHS Chief People Officer Prerana Issar Thanked Healthcare Workers In A Video
#ournhspeople, your hard work and commitment all year round is valued beyond words. A heartfelt thank you to those of you working over the festive period, and to everyone for all you do – I am proud to work alongside you #MerryChristmas #NHS pic.twitter.com/bBfk31JxEP
— Prerana Issar (@Prerana_Issar) December 24, 2020
In 2019, more than 400,000 NHS staff, including 98,000 nurses, 55,000 nursing assistants, and 12,000 members of ambulance staff arrived at work despite the festive season. Also, 145,000 care workers and home carers gave up their family time and turned out to work.
In 2020, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, it is needless to say that these numbers will be much higher.
With this in mind, the best thing we can do in return is to minimize the spread of the virus. We should take all possible measures to contain the deadly virus and act responsibly. This surely requires us to sacrifice some little things; such as outdoor meetings and parties. However, it’ll at least reduce the pressure on NHS workers. All of us should act with the genuine motive of ending the misery that’s faced by the whole world, since the beginning of 2020.
If you really need to go out, think twice about the possible dangers. Don’t risk the health and wellbeing of you and your family just for a few hours of celebration. This is not easy, that’s for sure. There will certainly be lonely, strange, and depressive moments. But do take a step back and protect yourself and your loved ones this Christmas, and we’ll be back to normal next year.
If you act responsibly, the NHS staff will be extremely grateful for it. Please do your part to make their lives a little less busy, because right now, they deserve a break more than anybody else.