Let Our NHS Heroes Eat

Daily Record|March 21, 2020

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Let Our NHS Heroes Eat
Supermarket chiefs urged to help key workers as panic buyers empty shelves again
Ruki Sayid And Lucy Thornton

Supermarket bosses are facing growing calls to create exclusive shopping hours for struggling NHS staff as selfish panic-buyers continue to pick shelves clean.

Tesco and Marks & Spencer unveiled dedicated slots after a video by critical care nurse Dawn Bilbrough begging hoarders to be considerate went viral. And her plea has been backed by the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Physicians and union Unison, which are telling supermarkets and the Government: “More must be done.” Dawn, 51, who works in an intensive care unit in Leeds, West Yorks, was tearful as she told of finding aisles of empty racking as she tried to buy a few items after a two-day shift. While she was saving lives , coronavirus fears fuelled scenes of chaos across the land with people queueing outside supermarkets and cash and carries from the early hours to stockpile. In an emotional appeal that shamed the culprits, Dawn said: “I’ve just come out of the supermarket – there’s no fruit and veg.

In an emotional appeal that shamed the culprits, Dawn said: “I ’ve just come out of the supermarket – there’s no fruit and veg.

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March 21, 2020