A UK health worker who took to Facebook recently to voice her doubts over the Coronavirus health crisis is under investigation from her employer, Care UK – part of the National Health Service (NHS), the BBC reports.
In the video, Louise Hampton from London displays a certificate from her employer thanking her for “making a difference to patients” as well as her NHS badge to show that she is in fact a legitimate health worker.
“Apparently I worked really hard during COVID… Did I bollocks! That’s why it’s a certificate of bollocks,” she says in the video.
“Our service was dead. We weren’t getting the calls, it was dead. COVID is a load of bollocks.”
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Since posting the video and making national news headlines, Hampton has revealed that while she has had support from many, coming forward has come at a personal cost.
“So many messages of support from people including NHS workers who are speaking out about their experiences,” She posted on her Facebook page.
” A few people close to me have labelled me ‘mental’ and even said I need sectioning for my video! Also I don’t deserve my children! However, if people want to believe the narrative that’s up to them. I will keep speaking my truth!!!”.
And it’s not only her personal relationships that have come under fire.
In a statement, Hampton’s employer said it was actively investigating the situation.
“We are aware of this video, which we consider to be materially inaccurate in a number of ways, and can confirm that a member of staff is subject to investigation,” a spokesperson said.
“We expect all our colleagues and services to support the work of the NHS in giving the public the right information and support during the pandemic. Our call centres were, in fact, exceptionally busy, handling a peak of 400% more calls than usual. Our teams showed huge commitment and dedication in delivering the service, and we have rightly thanked them for the efforts they have made.”
Undeterred, Hampton is today heading to the ‘Unite for Freedom’ mass protest event in Trafalgar Square which boasts other NHS whistleblowers and health professionals coming together to ‘reject tyranny’ of the ‘plandemic’.
As of today, COVID-19 has officially recorded 41,573 deaths in the United Kingdom according to the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
Daniel is a Melbourne-based multimedia journalist with international experience as an editor, producer, designer and artist at some of Australasia’s biggest newsrooms. A longtime commentator and reporter on internet culture, he now journals his observations on digital life and counterculture for Boldly.