Cornish doctor sending bedtime stories to his children during pandemic separation

A doctor working in the A&E department at one of the South West's major hospitals has taken up residence in a holiday park to protect his family.

Registrar Tom Morris has not seen them for weeks - and has even recorded bedtime stories for his young sons so they can feel closer to him.

Safe distance: Dr Tom is 175 miles away from his loved ones. Credit: ITV News
Gwel an Mor holiday resort has been shut since the start of the lockdown. Credit: ITV News

The resort, 'Gwel an Mor' at Portreath, has been closed to holiday makers since the lockdown began, so it offered up its lodges for free to local NHS staff.

Matt Way wants other holiday parks to also offer their accommodation to key workers. Credit: ITV News

One of the other temporary resort residents is CT radiographer, Nikki McKenzie.

She is staying at the park to protect her husband, who is a diabetic and is self isolating.

Radiographer Nikki McKenzie is separating from her husband. Credit: ITV News

Dr Tom says he keeps in touch with his family through social media, and has made sure that four-year-old son, Alex, and two-year-old brother, George, still get to see his face and hear his voice.

He has recorded bedtime stories for his young sons so they feel closer to him until those stories can be delivered in person once again.

Dr Tom Morris is staying in a holiday park chalet until it is safe to be reunited with his family. Credit: ITV News