“Aggressive” buyer who left the caregiver in tears is a front-line intensive care nurse on coronaviruses

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MailOnline may reveal that woman who sparked indignation online for berating a caregiver for wearing her uniform and “spreading germs” is a nurse who works on the front line of coronaviruses and says she would do the same thing.

Marina Kendrick, 53, told her friends that she was following the “nursing code” and couldn’t believe the reactions against her because she had to report dozens of threats to the police, including death and rape after the incident at B&M Bargains in Burton. -upon-Trent.

A close friend said, “She stays true to what she did and she would do it again. People can call her whatever they want, but she considers it part of her nursing code – to protect her patients and maintain her profession. That’s why she got involved. “

Ms. Kendrick, who ran nursing in a professional training company before retraining as an intensive care nurse, was in line for the checkout when she spoke to caregiver Kimberley Simpson and told her that she was not should not wear his uniform in public.

Miss Simpson captured part of their argument on video and shared a post about it.

Marina Kendrick, 53, told friends that she followed the

Marina Kendrick, 53, told friends that she followed the “nursing code” and couldn’t believe the backlash against her.

Kimberley Simpson of Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, claimed that the customer had followed her into the store for ten minutes, shouting that she should not be allowed inside

Kimberley Simpson of Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, said the customer had followed her into the store for ten minutes, shouting that she should not be allowed inside

Another friend of the 53-year-old nurse, who until February was a lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Wolverhampton and is married and has two adult children, added, “I spoke to Marina and I know she is traumatized by what happened.

“She had to delete all of her social media because of the volume of hatred directed at her.

“She received 32 separate threats on Messenger, including death and rape before removing her Facebook page.

“There were even people who asked him to be denied NHS treatment. The ignorance is astounding. “

The flash point occurred yesterday afternoon when the two women were lining up with items from B&M Bargains.

Noticing her uniform and thong, Ms. Kendrick asked Miss Simpson if she worked in a hospital before emphasizing that she should not be shopping in her work uniform.

Ms. Kendrick was head of nursing in a professional training company before retraining as an intensive care nurse

She was in line for the checkout when she spoke to caregiver Kimberley Simpson and told her that she shouldn't wear her uniform in public

Ms. Kendrick, who ran nursing in a professional training company before retraining as an intensive care nurse, was in line for the checkout when she spoke to caregiver Kimberley Simpson and told her that she was not should not wear his uniform in public.

In the photo: the incident in a B&M store

In the photo: the incident in a B&M store

In an altercation clip (photo), Ms. Kendrick tells Ms. Simpson that she “spreads germs” when entering the store in her work clothes – before threatening to report the caregiver to her manager

Sharing images of the incident on Facebook, Simpson said she was `` disgusted '' with the buyer's behavior

In images of the incident, which has been viewed over two million times, Ms. Simpson (photo) is seen speaking with the woman who stands behind her cart

Her friend said, “She made her point because she is an educator and nurse, and even before Covid, the guidelines for all uniformed personnel were to cover their uniforms in public.

“There are two reasons for this – infection control and to protect the nurse herself because if someone had a heart attack in a store, others would see the uniform and might expect ‘they do things that exceed their skill level.

“She is very committed to what she has done and she would do it again. People can call her whatever they want, but she considers it part of her nursing code – to protect her patients and maintain her profession. That’s why she got involved. “

In her message, Miss Simpson said, “All I did was cry this afternoon whether I should delete this message or not.”

Ms. Kendrick’s friend added, “Everyone sees a pretty girl crying crocodile tears after the event.

“She should resign. I believe she was invited but has so far refused. Marina did not follow her into the store, just tried to have a quiet word and what followed was shameful.

Sharing images of the incident on Facebook, Simpson said she was `` disgusted '' with the buyer's behavior

Sharing images of the incident on Facebook, Simpson said she was “disgusted” with the buyer’s behavior

“Marina is so dedicated to nursing that she has put her own family at risk by returning to clinical practice after 15 years of nursing education so that she can join the fight on the front line.

“She is one of the heroes we applaud every Thursday and now the crowd has reduced her to living in fear.

Mrs. Kendrick lives with her husband in an elegant detached house near Burton-upon-Trent.

She had been a senior lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Wolverhampton until February of this year when she was recruited to be chief nursing officer at Impact Futures, a national private sector training provider.

This role had barely started when the Covid pandemic struck and Ms. Kendrick immediately volunteered for the front line, following a retraining program to prepare her to enter clinical service after 15 years of teaching.

Since then, she has worked at the ICU at the Burton Hospital NHS Trust.

Impact Futures has proudly shared a position with its “head of nursing” in full protective clothing in the ICU.

A spokesperson for the University of Wolverhampton confirmed that Ms. Kendrick had been a senior lecturer in nursing until February.

NHS England document published April 2 says

According to an NHS England document published on April 2, “there is no evidence that wearing uniforms outside of work increases the risk of infection”

Ms. Simpson was inundated with thousands of messages of support after posting the video online, a woman praising her for

Simpson was inundated with thousands of messages of support after posting the video online, a woman praising her for “signing up for yourself”

Sharing images of the incident on Facebook, Simpson said she was “disgusted” with the behavior of the buyer.

She added: “I know I am an ugly crier, but this lady has just followed me around B&M, shouting at me saying that I am not authorized in the shop because I am in uniform.

“Apparently I’m not allowed to buy non-essential items, how does she know I’m not shopping for my customers?”

“Apparently, I spread germs before and after Corona, and she reports me to my manager I just talked to, and they said I’m not doing anything wrong.

“We have worked so hard, no customer has Covid-19, so we are clearly doing something good. She yelled at me for a good ten minutes before I decided to film her because she was following me.

“No shop staff helped me, no one stayed for me, a Polish couple told me not to cry, bless them and said she was stupid.

“I feel really disgusted by this lady’s behavior, I did nothing wrong. “

According to an NHS England document released on April 2, there is “no evidence that wearing uniforms outside of work increases the risk of infection.”

However, he added that “public attitudes indicate that it is good practice for staff to change jobs or to cover their uniforms when traveling to and from work.”

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