Emily MacDonagh, who married singer Peter Andre back in 2015, qualified as a doctor in the same year and has been juggling the demands of motherhood with her equally demanding job ever since.
Now, the 27-year-old has spoken out in support of those who also work in the NHS but are struggling to get by on low wages and long hours. Addressing the current crisis in the NHS, which has seen 20% of newly qualified nurses quit the profession this year, the mother-of-two said, “It takes a special type of person to care for people on that level, and if they’re feeling undervalued and underpaid, then I’m not surprised they’re quitting.”
Taking a stand in her OK! Magazine column this week the intelligent beauty said, “When I was training we had to shadow nurses, so I did the bed baths for patients and helped them do the drug round.”
“One of the reasons some nurses mentioned [quitting] was that they felt disillusioned with the standard of patient care…
“I felt that way last year because I was trying to get all my jobs done that I wasn’t always able to spend as much time with my patients as I would’ve liked.”
“Something has got to change” Emily concluded.
The committed doctor recently revealed that she and husband Peter haven’t completely ruled out adding to their brood, but Emily wants to get back into work before she considers a third baby for the family.
She told OK! Magazine, “I’m not ready for another baby yet – I need to get my teeth back into work and enjoy the two children I have, but I’d never say never.”