This is about patient safety. We know that the vaccines work. We also know that patients in hospital care, these are some of the most vulnerable people in our society. And if they are exposed to Covid it could be fatal, and I think it’s our duty to make sure that they are as safe as they can be.
There will be absolutely no scapegoating, no singling out, no shaming, but working with colleagues to support them in every way that we can to help them make this positive decision. So they can protect themselves, their colleagues, and most of all their patients.
I don’t want to see anyone lose their job. I don’t want to see anyone have to walk away from their job. Most of all, what I don’t want to see is someone being exposed to Covid when it could have been prevented. And perhaps they might even die from that, and I think that would be totally unacceptable.