A hero NHS nurse who helped save Boris Johnson’s life after he contracted Covid says unvaccinated patients are arriving at hospitals begging for the jab.
Jenny McGee was singled out by the Prime Minister for standing at his bedside for 48 hours when he became so ill “it could have gone either way”.
The 37-year-old ward sister now works on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin treating Covid patients after she quit the NHS over ‘lack of respect.’
She said anti-vaxxers were turning up to hospital there struggling to breathe and begging for the vaccine, The Sun reports.
She added: “They’re horribly sick.”
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Ms McGee, who is originally from New Zealand, handed in her resignation in May over a proposed 1 per cent pay rise for health workers.
She made her comments in a Channel 4 documentary, saying: “We’re not getting the respect and now pay that we deserve. I’m just sick of it. So I’ve handed in my resignation.
“Lots of nurses felt that the government hadn’t led very effectively – the indecisiveness, so many mixed messages.
“It was just very upsetting.”
Ms McGee had been named by Mr Johnson alongside Luis Pitarma as the nurses who cared for him at St Thomas’ hospital, London.
Mr Johnson said it “could have gone either way” after he was discharged from hospital.
He said in a video on Twitter that he had witnessed the “personal courage” of hospital staff on the front line.
He then defended the 1 per cent pay rise by saying the government was giving “as much as we can”.
The proposed increase was later upped to 3%
Nurse Jodie Elliot, 31, who works on a paediatric ward in a London hospital, told the Mirror: “That’s not enough as far as we’re concerned.
“In real terms the Government could be giving me another pay cut. I’ve been doing this for around ten years and I’ve literally never known a decent pay packet.
“The NHS has been doing its damndest to keep things going and we are now working at over 100% capacity.”