NHS Nurse called a “Disgrace” for breaking lockdown rules

Bex Williams, a single mother of two and an NHS Nurse was shocked and disturbed after she returned from the night shift from Peterborough Hospital, Cambridgeshire. 

The moment she opened her front door, she saw a letter slipped through her door. She thought it must be a positive note sent by a dear friend or stranger, but was in tears after reading the content of the letter. 

The note stated, “You are a disgrace and you have been reported! Stay at Home Saves Lives".

Sobbing Bex said, "At first I thought it was a good will gesture letter, after other nurses have received lovely gifts and messages on their cars and doorsteps.

"When I opened the note my heart just pounded in my throat, I just couldn't believe how awful it was.

"It's not just the struggle at work, but at home. Most neighbours know I am a single mum who has to drop my children off at my brother's house to look after them.

"The fact that this person who wrote the note, didn't even ask me where I was going every day first, upsets me.

"We cannot put on our uniforms until we get to work and I have to walk quite far across the green to my car.

She further stated, "I haven't had much sleep to be honest, but I am so grateful for seeing all the lovely comments supporting me, that people have written on my Mum's Facebook post about the note. 

"It has helped to make me feel better and I really appreciate people's support at this time.

"I have just had a friend pop round with an Easter Egg and two bottles of wine and I just stood there and cried when I received them, I am really grateful."

Deb Leighton, mother of Bex William took to social media to raise awareness of the anonymous resident who wrote the note.

She said: "To the vile, malicious person, who posted this through my daughter's letterbox.

"She has just returned from the first of three night shifts as a frontline nurse at Peterborough hospital.

"She's a lone parent and my son has her children whilst she works, as I'm classed as high risk and can't have them at the moment.

To come home to this after working, you are a disgrace.

"She's upset and probably won't be able to sleep today, before going back to work tonight.

"I really hope you don't need her or her hard working colleagues' services during this crisis.

"A little fact checking would have gone a long way, instead of hiding behind an anonymous note through her door.

"I hope you're proud of yourself."

Ms Leighton posted another post, "My daughter is working as a nurse on the frontline at Peterborough District Hospital.

She came home from a night shift this morning to find this note pushed through her door.

"This thoughtless act has added to her stress and anxiety, both from the job she is doing, and the constant worry of taking the virus home to her children.

"The fact that the sender chose to hide behind a cloak of anonymity has taken her right to recourse away from her.

"Since posting about this on local social media, I've had messages of support from many people, both healthcare workers and other key workers who say they've had similar or even worse.

"This is absolutely disgraceful. Please, if you feel the need to tackle someone about their seemingly selfish behaviour, make sure you have the full facts first."