THIS is the second an anti-lockdown activist who filmed “empty” hospital wards is arrested in her dressing robe.
Debbie Hicks had walked round Gloucester Royal Hospital on Monday, falsely claiming that no sufferers have been being handled for Covid.
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Debbie Hicks was arrested at her residence after filming a video inside a hospitalCredit score: Youtube
Hicks falsely claimed there have been no Covid sufferers on the hospital
She filmed this video inside Gloucester Royal Hospital on MondayCredit score: Youtube
She was arrested by cops only a day later at her residence in Stroud on suspicion of a public order offence.
Through the video she shared, Hicks wildly claimed the hospital had been “shut down”.
She claimed: “The place are all of the individuals dying and the place is the mutant virus? I can’t see the proof and neither can the general public watching. We have been robbed of Christmas for this.”
Gloucester Royal Hospital strongly refuted these false claims, saying the power was “extraordinarily busy”.
The hospital stated Hicks’ filming had upset individuals in emergency wards.
Native MP Siobham Baillie slammed Hicks for her video.
Ms Baillie stated: “It is appalling that our Gloucestershire Hospital Belief needed to spend their treasured time throughout this tough pandemic defending themselves in opposition to movies on social media that have been wrongly claiming the hospital is empty.”
NHS bosses say there have been greater than 200 Covid sufferers in Gloucester Royal Hospital whereas Hicks was filming.
The general public shouldn’t be permitted to movie inside hospitals with out permission.
Through the video, Hicks lashed out at an NHS employee.
Hicks stated: “You should not be asking me about that. It is none of your corporation.
“Two silly girls asking why I am not sporting a face overlaying. I am not within the temper for this bulls**t right now.”
Her husband filmed her arrest on Tuesday, and Hicks shared the video after she was bailed from jail yesterday.
Hicks – who has been pictured with Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-lockdown brother Piers – stood for Labour throughout native elections in 2017.
Piers Corbyn shared the video of Hicks arrest, writing: “Fascism”.
A Gloucester Royal Hospital spokesman stated: “Our hospitals are and stay extraordinarily busy and colleagues at each our hospitals have been working onerous all through the festive interval to take care of our sufferers.
“Opposite to what you might have seen by way of ‘secret filming’ on Fb, our hospitals are and stay extraordinarily busy.
“We’re at present caring for greater than 200 sufferers with COVID-19, together with many who require therapy in our important care departments and an additional 500-plus non-COVID sufferers.
“Filming sufferers who’re ready in A&E with out their consent is each intrusive and upsetting as sustaining affected person confidentiality is vital to our hospitals being a protected house so that you can obtain the care you want.
“We can not stress extremely sufficient how essential it’s to proceed to comply with hands-face-space steerage to stop the unfold of COVID-19 and to guard probably the most susceptible in our neighborhood in Gloucestershire.”
Hicks’s husband shared a video of her arrestCredit score: Youtube
Hicks falsely claimed that there have been no Covid sufferers contained in the hospitalCredit score: Youtube
Hicks is a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers