Nurse Dotty Books
1366. Molly Watts
Molly Watts, from Southampton, is a paediatric intensive care nurse and the author of an illustrated book for children to reduce their fear and anxiety about Covid-19.
‘Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus’ is supported by the NHS and has been downloaded more than 20,000 times worldwide.
In a personal letter to Molly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“You have used your Nurse Dotty books to help reduce the fear and anxiety that many young people have about Coronavirus and it is fantastic that “Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus” has already been downloaded more than 20,000 times worldwide!
“Allow me also to express my deepest gratitude and admiration for your service to our country as a paediatric nurse in intensive care. Twenty-four hours a day, for every second of every hour, you and your colleagues are watching over your patients with the most astonishing devotion, precision and love.
“It is why our whole nation is so immeasurably proud of our NHS and everyone who works within it. And on behalf of the whole country, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I am so honoured to receive this award, especially now when so many incredible people are doing so much to help others. The fact that the story has reached so many children and that they have found it helpful is amazing to me. I am so proud to be part of our wonderful NHS and I owe this award to my wonderful colleagues in PICU who have always inspired and encouraged nurse Dotty and who are working so hard.”