An intensive care nurse has stated her unit is so overwhelmed with Covid-19 sufferers it’s unable to supply traditional ranges of care.
There are 42 individuals in intensive care on the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in comparison with a traditional capability of 20 earlier than the pandemic, and that quantity is to be quadrupled to 80 in coming weeks.
The hospital is presently treating about 200 sufferers with coronavirus from throughout the East of England together with Essex and likewise from London, and the unit can be taking in different intensive care sufferers from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Staff concern the height won’t be seen for an additional two to a few weeks.
Nurse Jade Dennis stated: “I used to love coming into work but it’s just so scary at the moment. Driving in, you just don’t know what you’re coming in to.”