Doctors praise chief physician Chris Whitty after he was seen on the respiratory station of a London hospital over Christmas weekend
- Professor Chris Whitty treated covid patients over Christmas and the holidays
- The 54-year-old chief physician worked at the UCL Hospitals Trust in North London
- He was seen on the breathing station during the holiday season
Head doctor Chris Whitty worked through Monday's Christmas weekend and bank holiday, treating Covid-19 patients in a busy London hospital, just as he had announced.
The 54-year-old professor spent Christmas Day doing his laps on the breathing station of a hospital at University College London in north London, his colleague said.
Colleagues praised the hard work of the professor who, despite being appointed Chief Medical Officer for England in 2018, continues to practice as a doctor.
Professor Chris Whitty (pictured) worked through Monday's Christmas weekend and bank holiday, treating Covid-19 patients in a busy London hospital
Neil Stone, Consultant at University College London Hospitals Trust, tweeted, “We wish everyone, and especially all of the #NHS staff, a Merry Christmas – especially our fantastic ID team (including Dr Michael Marks and Professor Chris Whitty) who will be there the wards so the rest of us can have some free time! It will be better next year! & # 39;
Professor Whitty was also said to have been seen at work by another source over the festive weekend, reports The Independent.
Professor Whitty's face has become familiar to many over the past year from his presentations of public health data during the coronavirus press conferences in Downing Street.
When asked by a journalist at a press conference on Downing Street before Christmas, Prof. Whitty replied, "In response to your direct question what I am going to do, I will actually be on the wards."
Neil Stone, an advisor to University College London Hospitals Trust, tweeted, "Merry Christmas to everyone, and especially to all #NHS staff."
Dr. Marina Soltan, Chair of Health-Ed at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, thanked Professor Chris Whitty and a host of other health professionals for their hard work
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty during a media briefing on Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Downing Street, London. December 16
Professor Whitty added that he did not advise people to hug and kiss relatives as he reiterated the importance of taking precautions to keep the number of covid infections low.
And the doctor has continued to issue warnings as part of SAGE as the Mail understands that Professor Whitty warned the Prime Minister this week that the number of patients in the hospital with coronavirus is on its way to peaking April by New Years Eve – and will continue to do so in January.
The number of Covid patients in the London intensive care unit has doubled since mid-December, as the numbers from HSJ showed.
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