Families of cancer patients pan 'disrespectful' videos of dancing NHS staff while patients are dying due to cancelled operations

The families of cancer patients who have had their treatment and scans cancelled have criticised NHS staff for posting videos of dance routines in hospitals.
Groups of nurses from wards in London, Buckinghamshire, Leeds and Wolverhampton have created the videos using the TikTok app.
One woman whose brother was treating coronavirus patients in London and sister was performing surgery said she was 'seriously p***ed off' by the clips.
The videos were created by various NHS department to lift spirits at a time when morale in many hospitals is low due to increased death rates, a lack of PPE and heightened risk of catching coronavirus among staff. 

While some accused the 'offensive' videos of 'making a mockery' of the Health Service, others claimed they were providing light relief during a stressful time. 

NHS workers at University Hospitals Derby and Burton Trust posted the video to social media to raise moral. The caption said: 'This is your Monday reminder that you are capable of anything* no patients were left uncared for in the making of this video
NHS workers at University Hospitals Derby and Burton Trust posted the video to social media to raise moral. The caption said: 'This is your Monday reminder that you are capable of anything* no patients were left uncared for in the making of this video

NHS nurses dance cheerfully in hospital on Blinding Challenge
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The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust posted this clip of nurses dancing in PPE facemasks and aprons
The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust posted this clip of nurses dancing in PPE facemasks and aprons 
UHNM NHS Trust staff are seen performing their rehearsed routine for a social media post
UHNM NHS Trust staff are seen performing their rehearsed routine for a social media post
Nurses in North Midlands dance on 'We're All In This Together'
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NHS staff across the country dance to keep their spirits up
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When the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust posted their clip, they stressed that 'no patients were left uncared for in the making of the video'.  
But some were unimpressed, claiming that they do not go out to clap for them every Thursday in a national show of support for them to 'prance around dancing'. 
Others slammed workers for risking damaging vital facemasks, aprons and gloves during a nationwide shortage. 
One social media user said: 'I'm seriously p***ed off seeing NHS staff dancing and fooling around. My brother is working 14-hour days in an ICU in London treating Covid-19 patients.
'My sister is still performing surgery and is separated from her son. Cancer patients are having treatment and scans cancelled.
'I've seen it from several different hospitals, it's so disrespectful when there are so many ill and dying. Imagine someone who has just lost a loved one seeing these dumb videos.' 
Many social media users have taken to Twitter to complain about the video NHS workers have posted
Many social media users have taken to Twitter to complain about the video NHS workers have posted
While someone else posted: 'I am not impressed by these endless showreels of nurses dancing about in hospital corridors. Either look after your patients or go and have a sit down.'
Another user commented: 'There are far too many of these dancing and pratting about clips of NHS staff. 
'I was led to believe they are run off their feet, and to think thousands maybe millions of people go out and clap for them. 
'I'm sure they're working hard, but the timing of dancing clips isn't really now.'  
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Nurses in Leeds
Nurses in Leeds were seen dancing in their scrubs in one TikTok video posted to the platform
Nurses in Leeds were seen dancing in their scrubs in one TikTok video posted to the platform
NHS staff at the Tavistock Day Case Theatre in West Devon were forced to apologise after they filmed themselves performing a traditional Maori chant
NHS staff at the Tavistock Day Case Theatre in West Devon were forced to apologise after they filmed themselves performing a traditional Maori chant
It was slated online with commenters branding it 'racist' and 'blatant cultural abuse'
It was slated online with commenters branding it 'racist' and 'blatant cultural abuse'

Nurses in Leeds also posted a TikTok video of their routine, with many commenters spurring them on and telling them to 'keep on dancing'. 
Others posted: 'Boris give them a pay rise,' while someone else wrote: 'Absolutely brilliant human beings'.  
But NHS staff at the Tavistock Day Case Theatre in West Devon were forced to apologise after they filmed themselves performing a traditional Maori chant. 
The video shows them doing the native Maori chant Ka Mate with one nurse saying: 'This is the message we wish to affirm, you'll never beat us we hate you, you germ.
'Together we'll triumph with the strength from within. Mankind will destroy you, mankind will win.'
It was slated online with commenters branding it 'racist' and 'blatant cultural abuse'.   
While some people criticised the NHS workers, other supported them and said it was 'light relief for the staff'
While some people criticised the NHS workers, other supported them and said it was 'light relief for the staff'
The NHS trust that manages the surgical unit said in a statement: 'We want to offer a wholehearted apology to those we offended with a video we posted on Twitter at the weekend.
'The video was intended as a show of our commitment as Livewell Southwest nurses to continue to work hard and care for people as we fight Coronavirus. Upsetting anyone was the last thing we wanted to do.'  
With ministers still fighting over the PPE crisis in hospitals and care homes, thousands of NHS staff claim they don't have the right equipment to protect themselves against the deadly bug.
Nurses have also used TikTok to document the lack of PPE. 
Two paramedics posted a song to the tune of Don't Stop Believin' by Journey joking about 'patients coughing on them' and people thinking they can test them for COVID-19 on the spot.
Some of the videos have been criticised, but others have encouraged the workers to keep going
Some of the videos have been criticised, but others have encouraged the workers to keep going 
Bucks Radiology tweeted this video of staff members dancing in a treatment room
Bucks Radiology tweeted this video of staff members dancing in a treatment room 
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