Kirstie Allsop takes aim at Welsh hospitals’ ‘wicked’ Covid restrictions
Television presenter Kirstie Allsop has taken aim at Welsh hospitals, saying they had “no business” still making use of “wicked” Covid restrictions.
Writing in the Telegraph the presenter of the Location, Location, Location TV programme said that Welsh hospitals were “particularly bad in this respect”.
Kirstie Allsop has become renowned for her vehement opposition to Covid-19 lockdowns which she said had impacted the mental health of young people and revealed a “mealy-mouthed gutlessness in people”.
Writing in the Telegraph she said: “Restrictions which limit the time you can be with a patient to an hour a day, by appointment and at a time which is set by the hospital, are frankly wicked, and the fact that some hospitals are still sticking to these rules is appalling.
“Welsh hospitals are particularly bad in this respect; one lovely contributor to our show told me he believed that the strain put on his elderly mother by being the only person who could go to see his father had killed her.
“Making the appointment, rushing to be on time for the measly hour a day set by the hospital and then doing it all again the next day was just too much for her.
“One day in summer I was filming in Manchester and I was on the telephone talking to a journalist about these restrictions.
“When I returned to the crew I apologised to my director for my absence and explained what I’d been doing, out of the blue he began to cry and told me that his grandmother had recently died alone in hospital because of this type of restriction in Wales.”
Her comments came as recent data shows the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 in Wales is on a clear upward trend.
Wales reported 666 patients with Covid-19 on December 20, up 33% week-on-week and the highest number since mid-October.
In Wales, the ONS described the short-term trend for Covid as “uncertain”, with one in 55 (57,600 people) in Wales estimated to have the virus in early December.
Health boards in Wales have been gradually relaxing hospital visiting restrictions, however, visits at most health boards must be pre-arranged to enable staff to maintain social distancing in our wards and across our sites.
Visitors must also wear appropriate PPE. At times when Covid levels have been high virtual visits and phone calls have been facilitated within the clinical areas.
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Who the f*** even is she? Just another Tory bint chatting nonsense for money in a newspaper for closet-fascists. We need to start developing a bit of backbone, pride and intelligence in Cymru. We must really be a cowardly bunch if we are going to put up with Newspapers that speak for The English Establishment System that employ “journalists” and textual gobs***es like Kirsty “Landlord” Allsop to s**g us and our NHS down…When was the last time she didn’t use private healthcare? Anyone who listens to scumbags like this is an enemy of reason, freedom and their own well-being. She… Read more »
…also, The Nation has given more space to her bile and helped echo her cruddy lies than it has to the facts.
Shouldn’t a story lead with the important but first? To keep the reader informed and engaged? A lot of people aren’t going to have made it to the actual truth, which starts after “Uncertain”.
Loving your work.
Who are you?
Couldn’t have put better Cathy 👍
Tell you what Allsop…. you mind your own business and we’ll mind ours. We will decide if something is right or wrong in Wales. The problem with the english is that they are totally obsessed with sticking their noses into everyone else’s business around the globe.
Loving your work too.
As a vocal supporter of the Conservative Party that has trashed the economy with austerity, Boris’ incompetent Brexit and Truss’ catastrophic budget no wonder Kirsty’s trying to divert attention away from the disaster she’s championed for 12yrs.
Loving your work I mean.
Agree with all four comments
“Kirstie Allsop has become renowned for her vehement opposition to Covid-19 lockdowns….”
All you need to know!
Along with “Writing in the Telegraph…”
These 2 lines sum it all up.
Plus I don’t understand why she’s getting all annoyed at procedures at Welsh hospitals.
My wife is currently in intensive therapy in hospital with pneumonia which caused her lungs to collapse and there are others around her in the same boat I will do whatever the brilliant staff there require me to do to ensure the safety of all who are in this delicate situation. I will have to leave out the F, C, B & T words to describe this anti Welsh, anti people underclass hate unit and complete non contributor to life. I want to say so much more but I’ll leave it there. Very angry now.
I am sure that everyone wishes your wife a full and speedy recovery.
Thank you so much. Very kind.
Her indoors is on a feeding tube and morphine pump in an oncology ward so good luck to all who wouldn’t be in hospital at this time of year for ingrowing toenails.
This woman is a spoiled rich nobody who feels herself qualified to pronounce on every topic. I moved to Wales during the pandemic and I a real difference from the herd immunity favoured in England. Alsop is the kind of entitled woman who feels that she knows everything as she is superior to the rest of us. A true blue Tory idiot
Good for you Jane moving to Wales I’m moving back in early summer 2023 been away far too long in England
The serial Covid crises have involved some bad decisions, or decisions that had unintended consequences for members of the public. However a well publicised critique should be prepared by someone with a damn sight more in her top 2 inches than a woman who has made a career out of waffling about property. People who engage in such criticism based on anecdotes do us a disservice in much the same way as those who deny that anything was ever done badly. Her reliance on private medicine suggests that she is particularly ill equipped to judge the anecdotal evidence she picks… Read more »
What the hell has Welsh Covid restrictions of wearing masks still at all GP surgeries & Welsh NHS facilities got to do with this Z-list celebrity? May I remind this Tory twerp that Covid has not gone away and GP surgeries & hospitals are areas of high risk still. Ironically, this is the same Telegraph reading Covidiot Kirsty Allsop who gives the impression on TV that she’s landed gentry with her jolly hockey sticks persona but was brought up on a council estate and went through the state school system. She’s a fraud and should keep her gammon snout out… Read more »
Just got back from the cancer ward in an NHS England hospital. Half of it is shut because of Covid and everyone is fully masked and constantly hand cleansed. She had better not take her far right fake news there especially when I am visiting.
My best wishes to you both. Don’t worry, this piece of work won’t be visiting because: 1. She’s hard of thinking. 2. She doesn’t care. 3. She’s not fit to be anywhere and 4 & 5 & 6.
Why is this privileged idiot being given a chance to spout her nonsense? From what I’ve read, she’s just regurgitating what someone on her awful TV shows says.
Does she use the NHS or has she got access to private healthcare?
Does she even live in Cymru?
An irrelevant woman gaslighting Cymru for attention.
Get lost Kirsty.
Another set of predictable responses to predictable Eng Nats predictably attacking Cymru.
Bored of grouphate sessions . I’ll be off now. All the best
Kirstie Allsop is a close friend of David Cameron and Jeremy Clarkson. Enough said!
Torygraph not telegraph.
The NHS is an outstanding service which is staffed by wonderful people
A lot of the covid rules were indeed horrible and misplaced. Why did the govt stop children going to school, why did they stop park run. All these things were wrong and have caused lasting damage.
Alsop torygraph say no more
KA should speak to her fellow aristocratic chums or even her dad. The Earl always made sure his Sotheby’s staff were safe and may well feel it worth following the example of his good pal King Charles ?