Saturday 1 October 2016

Junior Doctor uses parody cover of Adele's 'Hello' to explain why they're striking

Published 13/01/2016 | 14:55

A junior doctor in the UK has posted his own cover of Adele's 'Hello' online, with re-worked lyrics addressing the striking junior doctors.

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Around 4,000 operations were cancelled after junior doctors staged a 24-hour walkout on Tuesday.

The Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, deemed the protest "wholly unnecessary" but junior doctor Mikey Warren(24) does not agree.

Prior to the protest, Warren performed the Adele ballad with new lyrics aimed at the Health Secretary, in which he pleads with Hunt to "listen to the other side".

"We must have screamed a thousand times to tell you we’re sorry, but you couldn’t be more wrong, and when we call you never seem to listen".

The new lyrics address some of the problems junior doctors are attempting to highlight with their protests - in particular, proposed contract changes.

"I'm in work Jeremy, I'm in A&E, people screaming and waiting ages to be seen and yet I'm hungry, need to pee".

"There's something I need to tell you before it all falls at our feet. There's such a difference between 8pm on weekdays and weekends".

Warren took on the moniker 'Guedel' for the clip, which he posted on YouTube. A 'guedel' is a medical device used to open a patient's airway and, incidentally, rhymes with 'Adele'.

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