People like this cameraman sometimes have a kind of arrogance about them. They seem to think they can go and poke their lenses anywhere and everywhere that suits them. All this is done in the name of free speech. Well there is a limit even to free speech.
Mind you I must also say that there are some senior consultants that are also arrogant. But this was his territory and he was right to defend it against intrusive and probably non sterile cameramen.
At the end of the day it is the consultant who responsible for the care of the patients and Labour are as guilty as the coalition government of using stage managed situations to promote a policy ! perhaps he objected to his patients being used in a publicity shoot which is what it was.
Err actually this Dr Angry was in his outdoor clothes also. Having worked in Pharmaceuticals and particularly in clean areas, I am always amazed at the apparent cross contamination potential in Hospitals. At the very basic level just having a requirement for all persons entering wards to don disposable overshoes might reduce the particulates.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg have still got a great deal to learn. One thing they would do well to understand is that a PR stunt like the one they tried to pull by visiting a ward in a major teaching hospital with a BBC camera crew is simply an indication of their bad judgement and their inability to stop behaving like a couple of schoolboys.
That they obviously believe we'll fall for such stuff insults my intelligence, and I was delighted to see the guilty expressions on their faces when the consultant stormed in.
I fear for the future on my country if these two continue to behave like this.