Boris Johnson joins doctors on the night shift at Kettering hospital

Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Kettering hospital to join staff on the night shift – but STILL hasn’t been to see flood victims despite only being a short drive away

Boris Johnson has joined doctors on the night shift at Kettering General Hospital The PM visited without any media saying he wanted to see challenges first-handHe has been criticised for refusing to vist flooding sites for the past 13 days 

Boris Johnson did a shift at a hospital last night to see the pressures that the NHS faces first-hand.

It is understood Mr Johnson headed for Kettering General Hospital after working at Downing Street during the day. 

No10 sources said the premier had wanted to carry out such a visit for some time, to see for himself the challenges for health workers.

He was not accompanied by any media, but chatted to a number of patients who recognised him with his security detail. 

The visit is not believed to have been connected to the Coronavirus crisis – which is imposing fresh demands on services. 

Boris Johnson posed for pictures with doctors on his surprise visit to Kettering General Hospital last night 

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