Hero Nurses Walk For Hours Through The Snow To Make Their Shifts

Just because there's been a bit of snow flurrying around the UK for the past few days doesn't mean that everyone has been sitting around at home in their pyjamas.

Some nurses at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham clearly weren't put off by the weather, as they walked for several hours through the snow from their homes to make sure they could work their shifts. Now that's commitment to their patients.

Heartlands Hospital. Credit: PA

The excellent effort was shared by the West Midlands Ambulance service paramedic Anthony Fearn in a tweet which was picked up by The Birmingham Mail.

"Did you know that some of the nurses at Heartlands Hospital are so amazingly dedicated that they walked to work!" Fearn tweeted in the early hours of this morning.

"Two examples are one from Hall Green and another from Harborne! They walked for hours in the snow to take care of all of you #inspirational #dedicated."

West Midlands Ambulance Service staff have not been afraid of going to work this weekend either as Fearn also re-tweeted pictures posted by the service yesterday.

The pictures showed numerous ambulances covered in layers of snow, both parked and out on the roads ready to attend emergencies.

"Snow doesn't mean the ambulance Service has a day off," WMAS' tweet read. "Our staff & volunteers are working hard today."

Paramedics have also been taking to Twitter to warn drivers to clear snow from their cars before they set off to work.

As we mentioned earlier today, drivers have a legal obligation to ensure their cars are snow free in order to avoid causing an accident.

The Highway Code states that all drivers must 'remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users'.

This wintery weather may stick around for a few days yet. It's good to know that there are still people working hard to take care of us all.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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