All sorts of people have trouble getting to work in the snow, but for some jobs getting to work can be a matter of life or death.

That’s why these three children’s nurses decided to sleep overnight in Queen Elizabeth Hospital to ensure they were on time for their shifts in the morning.

Kristene Pain, Jennie Richards and Sallie Woodrow from the Safari children’s ward stayed in empty patients’ rooms at the Woolwich hospital overnight.

They even slept on trolleys if there weren’t any other beds just to make sure they could care for the children there the next day.

Ward sister Bethan Williams said: “It took one of our nurses three hours to get into work on Wednesday, so she brought her overnight bag with her as she knew it would make more sense to stay at the hospital overnight than struggle home and risk being late in the morning.

“The team on Safari ward is incredible – they always put our patients and their families first.

“When the weather deteriorated, they got together to work out how best to cover their shifts between them. They did the same thing last time we had heavy snow. I’m very proud of them.”