NHS nurse reveals horror of moving 40 coronavirus bodies into car park fridges – and some victims she knew – The Sun

AN NHS nurse has shared her horror at loading the bodies of dozens of coronavirus victims into car park fridges when her hospital ran out of body bags.

In a post on social media, the frontline worker revealed her dismay at recognising the names of patients and loved ones of people she knew, and urged Brits to stay at home to help fight the virus.

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In a post on Facebook that has been shared thousands of times, Sally Goodright said she and five other staff wore sweltering protective equipment as they moved dozens of bodies from the overfull mortuary into car park fridges.

The nurse at West Middlesex University Hospital also told of how she was overcome with emotion when she noticed the names of patients she cared for, and of loved ones of people she knew.

Ms Goodright posted photos of herself wearing a mask, a plastic visa, gloves, a hair net and an apron as she spent hours ferrying 40 bodies.

She urged the public the stay at home, saying she was desperate to “go back to my old life.”

Ms Goodright wrote: “The staff are so overwhelmed with deaths that they can’t cope. 2 large fridges have been placed in the carpark because the mortuary is full.

“So along with 2 Podiatric Surgeons, a Podiatric Professor, 2 Audiologists and myself we wre asked to ferry 40 bodies from the morgue to the fridges.

It all got particularly upsetting when I saw names of patients I treat on a regular basis and names of peoples loved ones that I was unaware had died.

She continued: “All of the dead were still infectious so full PPE was needed, it was hot and sweaty but being fully aware of how important the PPE is we had to persevere for hours on end.

“It all got particularly upsetting when I saw names of patients I treat on a regular basis and names of peoples loved ones that I was unaware had died.

“We ran out of body bags but still the dead were arriving from the wards.”

The nurse said she was dismayed at seeing families still going outside to enjoy the warm weather.

Ms Goodright wrote: “This morning I saw families setting up equipment for circuit training on Twickenham Green and on my way home I saw families in Radnor Gardens setting up badminton nets and others playing football.

“What part of STAY AT HOME. SAVE LIVES do these people not understand?”


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Her post has been shared over six thousand times, with users praising the nurse for her work.

One commented: “I know you and your team would reject the label heroes, but trust me that is how I and many like me regard you.

“We are so so grateful for your efforts to keep us safe.”

Another said: “What an awful grim job. The majority of us really do appreciate everything you and the rest of the NHS are doing.”

Her harrowing story came as Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit in London’s St Thomas’ Hospital last night.

The Prime Minister is reported to have needed four litres of oxygen after struggling to breathe, as he continues to battle coronavirus.

The Department of Health’s latest figures show that there are 51,608 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK, and 5,373 people have died.

At the end of her post, Ms Goodright said she wanted her work to return to normal, and urged Brits to stay at home.

She wrote: “Please, please stay at home. I want to go back to my old life.”


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