With emotions and fear running high in the hearts of people around the world, there is now little that can bring people joy. Luckily for the staff at The Royal London Hospital, Dexter brought them some smiles.
Dexter, a two-year-old labrador, helps police officers deal with stress and trauma throughout their workdays. His dad, Scotland Yard, has him at home for support as well. Another officer named PC Sheather, created the Met’s Task Force unit when the pandemic began to hit the world last March and has been a hit ever since.
From speaking with individuals affected by the virus to those around them, providing positivity is important. He says that adding in Dexter was an easy choice because he has always dealt well with people’s struggles and was being used for the wellbeing of the rest of the staff. When PC saw that the staff at the Royal London Hospital needed a pick-me-up, he jumped at this chance to save the day.
With nurses, health care assistants, doctors, and other hospital staff working nonstop, it was obvious they could use a bit of a break. Dexter arrived and spent time with the staff in their break rooms and wellbeing zones around the hospital. Various staff members said that playing with Dexter gave them a bit of positivity to their days and something positive to focus on. Since the first visit, Dexter still visits the staff and keeps them company, making this time of darkness a bit brighter.
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