'I was threatened with the sack for trying to help
Daily Record|December 06, 2021
A FRONTLINE Covid nurse has tendered his resignation after he was threatened with the sack for trying to help patients get the best treatment.
VIVIENNE AITKEN

Staff nurse Gavin Ayre, 52, has worked at St John's Hospital, Livingston, for 17 years. He worked on a general medicine ward but it was transformed into a Covid assessment ward at the peak of the pandemic.

He said: "The whole thing was a mess - nobody knew what they were doing. The whole thing was pretty much nurse-led."

Against this chaotic background, Gavin accessed information about patients in A&E who had icons on their records identifying them as possible Covid patients.

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