Husband reveals his pride in his NHS doctor wife working on the frontline who’s stayed at work after a 14-hour shift with no meals to be with patients who ‘wouldn’t survive the night’
- Josh Dhaliwal, from Hampshire, shared photos of wife Dr Rosie Kalsi on LinkedIn
- She can be seen in PPE equipment ready to start shift at Winchester Hospital
- He told she hadn’t eaten since breakfast and wouldn’t be home after 14 hour day
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Husband Josh Dhaliwal posted the photograph of his wife, Dr Rosie Kalsi, online
A proud husband whose NHS doctor wife is working on the frontline helping to save the lives of coronavirus patients revealed she stayed at hospital following a 14-hour shift so she could be with patients who ‘wouldn’t survive the night.’
Taking to LinkedIn, Josh Dhaliwal, from Hampshire, shared two side-by-side photos of his wife, Dr Rosie Kalsi, dressed in full PPE equipment as she prepared to start her shift in her role as Consultant Intensivist at Winchester Hospital.
In a bid to highlight the commitment of all NHS staff to the patients in their care, he explained: ‘My wife just phoned, 14 hours after she left for work this morning to say she won’t be home tonight because she’s on call and can’t leave the patients (some of whom won’t survive the night).’
‘I asked if she’d eaten and she told me not since the toast and coffee she had for breakfast.’
Josh Dhaliwal, from Hampshire, shared a photo of his wife, Dr Rosie Kalsi, dressed in full PPE equipment as she prepared to start her shift in her role as Consultant Intensivist at Winchester Hospital (pictured)
The proud husband told how his wife (pictured) remained on call following a 14 hour shift as she was staying at the hospital to be with patients – some of whom wouldn’t survive the night
Alongside the photos, Josh penned: ‘My wife, Dr Rosie Kalsi prepped and ready to treat Coronavirus patients in her role as Consultant Intensivist at Winchester Hospital’ (pictured)
It wasn’t long before the photo was inundated with over 67, 000 likes and 3, 000 comments from people across the globe, who wanted to thank Dr Rosie and other NHS key workers for helping to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Salute to you and your wife Sir, She is doing excellent work for all human being,’ wrote one, while a second commented: ‘May she stay safe and well, and thanks to her for providing this tremendous service.’
A third added: ‘Please thank her for her bravery and dedication,’ while a fourth praised: ‘Thinking of your wife Josh and so thankful for her…x’
Proud husband Josh went on to address all of those who had expressed concern that Dr Rosie may still not have eaten during the long shifts.
Josh told how his wife rang and informed him she wouldn’t be home after a 14-hour shift as she was remaining on call (pictured)
People from across the globe were quick to take to the comments section to praise Dr Rosie and other key workers for helping to save lives (pictured)
‘There has been an influx of donations from individuals, businesses and supermarkets that’s inluded soup, biscuits, pizzas, takeaways, cakes and snack bars,’ he penned. ‘The canteen is also now serving hot meals to medics on duty throughout the day.’
He added: ‘For those asking what equipment my wife is wearing please Google Scott Tornado. The equipment her department has access to may not be representative of what other NHS hospitals and units have so please reserve judgement.’
Overwhelmed with the response, Josh also told how he looked forward to his wife coming home every day she he could read the kind messages to her.
‘My wife finds the numbers hard to take in and the one message she’d like to share with you all is that if you #StaySafe then you’re not just protecting yourself but all those people you love and respect around you!’ he wrote.
Josh explained: ‘I am sure once things are settled she will read every message and smile and share the love with her colleagues’ (pictured)