Doctor Wears Disposable Pants After Ward Runs Out Of Hair Nets
A doctor has revealed that he had to resort to wearing disposable hospital pants on his head after running out of hair nets.
The gastroenterologist, who works in London, took to social media over the weekend to show what it's like working on the front line in the fight against Covid-19.
Posting a photograph of himself wearing goggles, a protective mask, and pants on his head, the doctor going by the Twitter handle @RNappleby wrote: "Today we were asked to wear disposable patient pants because we have run out of hair nets. It may have sent me over the edge."
The tweet also included the hashtag #wibble19 - a Blackadder reference.
In a later post, he joked that he may soon have to wear his own underwear if things get any worse - poking fun at Health Secretary Matt Hancock's comments about the need to use Personal Protective Equipment more carefully.
Today we were asked to wear disposable patient pants because we have run out of hair nets. It may have sent me over the edge #wibble pic.twitter.com/VMsZ9O7rwM
- WibbleDoc (@RNAppleby) April 11, 2020
Wearing a blue pair of underpants, with two pencils stuck up his nose, he wrote: "Matt Hancock says we're wasting PPE so after yesterday's experience, I've bought my own in from home, no mask, will just have to hold my breath."
He added: "I have taken the health secretary's comments on board, so today I brought in my own pants from home."
The pencils and 'wibble', he later informed some confused followers, were references to the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth where Rowan Atkinson's character tries to escape the front line of World War One by pretending he has had a breakdown.
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The medical professional has been updating his profile and giving an insight into the reality of patients and medical workers right now.
Sharing some positive news with his followers this week, he said: "Some good Covid-19 news; in 4 days managing the geriatric Covid ward we had 15 discharges. It can kill you at any age, but you can also recover at any age too."
I have taken the health secretary's comments onboard, so today I brought in my own pants from home pic.twitter.com/57Mw3b3dC7
- WibbleDoc (@RNAppleby) April 13, 2020
And posting a photo of him with an Easter egg in front of his face, @RNappleby thanked those in the local community who had donated a stack of sweet treats to him and his colleagues going.
In the caption for the pic, he joked: "PPE update, thanks to donations from wonderful people, I have a new mask, both protective and delicious!"
Earlier today, it was announced that army veteran Tom Moore, 99, had managed to raise a whopping £7.4 million for the NHS by completing laps of his garden using his walking frame.
Originally, Tom aimed to raise £1,000 by doing 100 laps before he turns 100 at the end of the month, as a way of saying thank you to the NHS for all the help he's received over the years.
To complete the challenge, every day he's been doing laps of his 25m-long garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. What a LAD.
You can donate to Tom's fund here.
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