The Government has launched an exciting new scheme to show frontline NHS staff just how much it values them.
Starting in May, a monthly raffle will be held exclusively for doctors and nurses. The first prize is going to be a complete body kit of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
For weeks now Health Secretary Matt Hancock has spoken warmly about the excellent work being carried out by the NHS as it battles to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
At a press conference this morning Mr Hancock paid further tribute to the medical heroes, before giving details about the new raffle and how it would operate.
“Me and my chums in the Cabinet have been going out of our way to big up the health service from the very moment we realised it would help us in the opinion polls,” he said.
“After having a collective think, we felt giving our wonderful doctors and nurses a chance to win their very own full working set of PPE was the very least we could do to show our appreciation for all their hard work.
“For the lucky prize winner there’ll be no more unseemly turning up for work dressed in a makeshift bin bag or wearing a shower curtain over their head. This kit we’re offering is the very ultimate in life saving chic.”
Mr Hancock said tickets for the raffle would be sold at the ‘very reasonable price’ of £10 each. All proceeds would go towards buying a new fleet of Jaguar limousines for Cabinet ministers.
“The cars we have to make do with at the moment are at least 18 months old, so way overdue for replacement,” he added.
“They really are uncivilised, rusting, old bangers. It’s hard to believe, but I can barely fit a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne in my Jaguar’s fridge.”