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  • It's tough, it's tough, it's draining.

  • It's draining physically.

  • It's draining mentally, the decisions that we're having to make on people, the decisions that we're having to make on people that ordinarily would survive are not surviving the coronavirus at Milton Keynes University Hospital northwest of London, it's a battle between life and death.

  • The latest covert 19 wave tearing through the UK hit the hospital with even more force than the first, as younger patients, Phillips wards and fewer of the sickest people respond to treatment.

  • 68 year old Steven Marshall initially tested negative for Covert 19, following a recent operation on his back.

  • He thought he just had a cold.

  • Now he's on oxygen.

  • I couldn't get upstairs without puffing and panting, couldn't get elected without puffing and panting didn't going away.

  • You want to drink?

  • So after Wake, I just called up the ambulance.

  • But hell, I am cited staff like Joy Halladay, a consultant in intensive care and acute medicine, a grappling with the strain of exhaustion and loss, she's caring for 51 year old supermarket worker victory tha she was put on oxygen immediately.

  • So we're getting a lot more people coming into hospital a lot younger and a lot fitter.

  • They're getting stewards and remedies severe.

  • But even despite that victory, tha who's young and fit and 51 still ended up needing to go onto a non of is a ventilator.

  • The youngest person being ventilated in the hospital is only 28.

  • Education Minister Gavin Williamson offered some hope on Thursday, saying the national lock down is having some impact in reducing pressure on the National Health Service, despite a grim record number of deaths Wednesday.

  • But for frontline workers like the clinical director Wasim Shamsudin, battle is far from over.

  • Intensive care hospitals are meant to be a place where we treat patients and make them better.

  • E think the difficulty is here is that even though we try our best way, you know, foe everything at the patients, including kitchen See, it just doesn't seem Thio be working in.

  • So, um, I think yes, it does get Yes, it does get to us.

It's tough, it's tough, it's draining.

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On Britain's COVID-19 frontline, medics and patients fight for life

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/22
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