What it’s REALLY like inside coronavirus wards: The Bachelor star and radiographer Brittany Hockley blasts ‘abusive’ patients and claims doctors are being forced to work without protective equipment
Bachelor star and radiographer Brittany Hockley, 32, has revealed what it’s like to work inside a clinic treating patients with coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a post on Instagram this Saturday, the former reality star shared a photo of herself dressed in scrubs, a surgical mask and plastic gloves, alongside a sobering caption.
‘Stop being idiots. I get that the fact you can’t see it gives you a sense of confidence and comfort. But it’s real,’ she wrote, referring to the novel coronavirus.
‘Stop being idiots’: Bachelor star Brittany Hockley, 32, (pictured) has slammed people for not social distancing and abusing healthcare professionals in an Instagram post on Sunday
The healthcare professional went on to explain she had witnessed extremely stressful situations while working at a clinic on Saturday.
‘Seeing patients abuse doctors, nurses, radiographers, receptionists and other staff for the waiting time and the ‘treatment’ they are getting is disgraceful,’ she wrote.
‘Yelling at healthcare workers because they are caught getting a drink of water (can guarantee it’s probably the first break they’ve taken in 12 hours) is disgraceful.’
Upset: ‘Seeing patients abuse doctors, nurses, radiographers, receptionists and other staff for the waiting time and the ‘treatment’ they are getting is disgraceful,’ Brittany wrote
She claimed doctors were telling her they were going without proper protective equipment while seeing patients.
‘I’ve had doctors write to me saying they have to see certain patients now without the right protective equipment because of the shortage, because people are stealing it and over buying it when they don’t need it.’
She finished her post by asking people to stop hoarding hand sanitiser, groceries, and ignoring the government’s advice.
Keeping her distance: Brittany already told her 88,000 followers on Instagram to put in prevention measures last week, as the numbers of the pandemic continued to climb
‘Stop going out and partying and putting others at risk. Stop flooding the healthcare system when you don’t need to,’ she added.
The stern warning comes after Sydney’s Bondi Beach was closed on Saturday, after huge crowds flocked to the iconic spot on Friday.
Brittany already told her 88,000 followers on Instagram to put in prevention measures last week, as the numbers of the pandemic continued to climb.
Shut down: Brittany’s stern comes after iconic Bondi Beach was shut down on Saturday, after huge crowds flocked to the ocean on Friday. Pictured: Bondi Beach
The reality star joins a long list of celebrities using their online platforms to encourage followers and fans to practice social distancing and isolation.
A-List Hollywood actor Hugh Jackson along with local celebrities like Phoebe Burgess have been vocal amid the pandemic.
As of Sunday, Australia’s national total of coronavirus cases hit 1,073, with seven deaths due to the illness.
Pandemic: As of Sunday, Australia’s national total of coronavirus cases hit 1,073, with seven deaths due to the illness