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"She's entitled to a sandwich and a sit down": Patient faces huge backlash for shaming nurse looking at holiday snaps in A&E

They operate around the clock, seven-days a week to look after us and our loved ones.
They have to work long shifts in worsening conditions as a result of years of savage government cuts.
Most people are extremely protective of our NHS and the hardworking and dedicated staff who work in it, and rightly so.
So when someone shared a photograph online criticising a nurse working on a hospital ward, people were quick to jump to her defence.
The picture appears to shows a nurse looking through holiday photos on a computer in A&E.
It has been widely shared on social media, with many people criticising her for doing personal things during her shift.
However many people disagree, pointing out that the nurse is probably just having a well deserved break.
One wrote: "She's probably been there 25 hours and is sitting down to have a well deserved break!!!!"
Another wrote: "Wow these poor nhs workers do a really hard job, really long hours and don't get paid nowhere near what the deserve!!
"She's entitled to a sandwich and a sit down...and to browse for that well deserved holiday!"
One man pointed out: "To those who have commented giving this nurse grief just remind yourself....
"Where are you on Christmas, new year, kids birthdays etc. The staff are there 24/7 and why.... to help people like you.
"Next time you want to give inappropriate comments just think... who’s the ones who will be saving lives of your families and friends...

"Ambulance crews to hospital staff. ITS NOT 9-5!"
Another added: "How dare she have a rest.......only been on her feet 11 hours."
One user said: "As others have said, just be thankful you were well enough to wait 5 hours. This nurse (like all of them in the hospital) work long and hard hours, often with no thanks. She deserves a holiday!"
Other NHS staff also joined in the debate.
One woman wrote: "It makes me very angry to see some of these comments. As an NHS worker, we are over worked, work long hours, under paid and abused as a service.
"A high percentage of people who attend a&e don't need to be there. We are not here to baby sit people.
"People need to start taking responsibility for there own health.
"The NHS is a great service but it's on its knees.
If people are waiting many hours in a&e then clearly they shouldn't be there as if it was an accident or emergency they would be seen straight away.
"We are very lucky to have the NHS please stop abusing it and it's staff. Please choose wisely.
"Just because you can't get a GP appointment doesn't mean you call an ambulance. While we are on a call that is inappropriate there could be someone who can't breathe or in cardiac arrest and no one to send them.
"Same in a &e if someone comes in who is really poorly they will be seen quickly. Nurses, hsa's doctors, midwife's and ambulance staff etc do a fantastic job."
Others actually supported her, saying they hoped this meant she was getting a well-deserved break soon.
However many people were not as sympathetic.
One woman wrote: "Sorry people are not paid from our taxes to sit on the internet and book holidays.
'If I employed someone like that they would be sacked instantly.
"How are they even able to connect to the internet, maybe to Google symptoms!!!"

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