Knitting a hospital to fight COVID-19


This 13 May 2020 video from England says about itself:

Great-great grandmother hopes to raise thousands for NHS with ‘Knittingale Hospital’ | ITV News

While Nightingale hospitals were being built across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak, a great-great-grandmother was creating her own “Knittinggale” hospital in wool.

Known as “Norfolk’s knitting queen”, 91-year-old Margaret Seaman was desperate to do something to help raise money for NHS charities while in isolation with her daughter Tricia at their home in Caistor, near Yarmouth – and the “Knittinggale” hospital is her response.

The masterpiece is still a work in progress, but already includes a plaster clinic, adult and children’s wards, an A&E department and a reception.

What Ms Seaman does is very moving and laudable. As is now 100-year-old World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore, who raised tens of millions for the National Health Service by going round his garden.

However, both Ms Seaman and Captain Tom are partially filling holes left in British healthcare by the austerity policies of 55-year-old Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other Conservative Prime Ministers. Prime Ministers who have done their best to bring the conditions for poor people back to the days of Charles Dickens; and the state of health care back to before Florence Nightingale.

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