You are doing something very special


For those of you who think you are doing nothing by staying at home. By doing so you are supporting everyone else, you are not putting yourself and others at unnecessary risk.  You are doing something very special.

For those of you who are working from home for all sorts of reasons.  You are doing something very special. 

For those of you who are hearing stories from your friends and colleagues about what it is like to work at the frontline of healthcare and feeling guilty that you are not by their side.  Take time to listen to them, really listen.  Hear their stories, care for them, offer to go and get their shopping for them if you can. Be there for them. You are doing something very special.

For those of you who are caring for relatives, friends and neighbours with their shopping or getting their medications or lifting their sprits via FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype or any other virtual platform. You are doing something very special.

I am so enormously proud of the people who work in the NHS, and all the wonderful people on the list of key workers in our country.  We should never forget who they are and what they are doing.  They are doing something very special.

In times of trouble it is still important to:

  • Be kind
  • Listen to each other
  • Care for each other

and above all – for those that can – stay at home



The Author

I am Suzette Woodward - I am a PICU nurse and have studied safety at a national level for over 20 years and have loved every second of it. I have a doctorate in Patient Safety. Thank you for reading my blog.