Sunday, March 22, 2020

Paramedic ‘kicked out of home over coronavirus fears'

An NHS worker has illegally been told to leave his house with just a day’s notice over coronavirus fears.

Paramedic Joseph Hoar’s landlady gave him just 12 hours over text to leave his accommodation meaning his vital 12 hour night shift was thrown into doubt as the NHS battles an escalating pandemic crisis.

The government have introduced new legislation to ban evictions of renters and it is unclear if Mr Hoar has now left his flat or is intending to stay.

The London-based South Western Ambulance service worker took to Twitter to tell of his predicament and how it meant ‘one less paramedic on the road’. However, in a later update, he said: ‘I now have accommodation from a fellow friend and colleague. My faith in humanity is restored.’

He had shared a message yesterday which read: ‘Actually joe on reflection I am now super nervous about having someone from the Nhs here.

‘As it’s only a matter of time before u r in contact with the virus.’

The message, seemingly seen yesterday and timestamped at 3.09pm, continues: ‘Can u organise an Airbnb and collect your stuff tomorrow.

‘Sorry I normally would never do this but it’s not worth the risk. I’ll charge you for the week and refund everything. Hope u understand. Kind regards’.

Tweeting at 11.22pm last night, Joseph wrote: ‘When you work as a paramedic for the NHS and you get evicted over a text by your land lady.

‘Because of this I now won’t be able to work my 12hr night shift tomorrow, so that means one less paramedic on the road. At these unprecedented times we need our NHS demand more than ever.’