Manchester Hospital Staff Send Pizza To London Medics After Terror Attack
In a lovely and touching gesture of solidarity and support, staff from Manchester Royal Infirmary have reached out to their fellow NHS medics... in the form of pizza.
Seven Domino's pizzas and four Pizza GoGos, to be exact. No word on the flavours yet.
Yum. And the exact form of fuel and comfort food that you need during a long shift in a hospital.
NHS staff have been working around the clock after the terror attack on London Bridge - with many of them coming in on their days off to help out. A lot of NHS staff stay sober on a Saturday night, just in case they are called in - being a medic is a huge commitment.
Fourteen people who were injured in the terror attack on Saturday are still being treated in the hospital.
In a generous and thoughtful act, staff in Manchester put in the order for their colleagues in London.
Aussie Emergency Department doctor Jacqui Butler took a picture of the pizzas and thanked Manchester for their kindness.
I think it's safe to say they did not last long.
#feelingthelove Pizzas sent to #KingsED night staff from #ManchesterInfirmary #LondonAttacks #StandTogether #NHSsolidarity @KingsCollegeNHS pic.twitter.com/R4gzDV4xS2
- Jacqui Butler (@butsy73) June 4, 2017
King's College retweeted it, too.
Thanks to our friends at @CMFTNHS for this kind gesture - staff in @TeamKingsED are very grateful! :pizza: #NHSfriends #NHS @NHSMillion https://t.co/IKjNIT1Ywe
- King's College NHS (@KingsCollegeNHS) June 5, 2017
They're very grateful.
It turns out there's an unlikely precedent for this, too. Earlier this month, editors at The Boston Globe sent pizza to the Manchester Evening News staff, in the wake of the terror attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena concert.
"We decided it would be nice to do something for the people of the Manchester Evening News," says Emily Procknal, community relations manager at The Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe were paying it forward - journos in the Massachusetts state capital received pizza courtesy of The Chicago Tribune after the double bombing of the Boston Marathon in April 2013.
It's a big deal in America, known as the 'newsroom pizza chain'. Journalists club together and send their fellow newsrooms pizza whenever they have to spend long hours covering a serious incident. Now the tradition has not only crossed the pond, but also jumped industry.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Jacqui Butler