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THERE ARE NO MORE SURGEONS...

“There are no more surgeons, urologists, orthopaedists — we are only doctors who suddenly become part of a single team to face this tsunami that has overwhelmed us.” - Dr Daniele Macchini, Bergamo, Italy


A pandemic diary of an Intensive Care Consultant at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

 
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Mr Hasslehoff, Tear Down This Wall

Sunday March 29th 2020 COVID Figures for 28 March UK Deaths 246 / Total 1019 James Cook Hospital Critical Care - 14 cases (3 suspected) /...

Day of Rest

Saturday March 28th 2020 COVID Figures for 27 March UK Deaths 260 / Total 759 A quieter day for Nicky and I today: we are both off work...

Heating Up

Friday 27th March 2020 COVID Figures for 26 March UK Deaths 115 / Total 578 James Cook Hospital Critical Care - 11 cases (3 suspected) /...

What's in a Name?

Friday 27th March 2020 We have divided the Intensive Care medical staff into 4 teams to deliver a 'surge rota' to allow rotating teams of...

Close to Home

Thursday 26th March 2020 My good friend Gary has been admitted to ICU down in London. He became unwell five days after returning from an...

Nicky's First Night Shift

Thursday 26 March 2020 COVID Figures for 25 March UK Deaths 43 / Total 465 James Cook Hospital Critical Care - 10 cases (3 suspected) / 5...

Round Two

Tuesday 24th March 2020 Briefly saw Nicky, my wife, for a few minutes at handover before heading home after my first night shift. Nicky...

Lets Go To Work

Monday 23 March 2020 Night shift. First one in many, many years. I've been taking part in an 'on-call' rota for the past 17 years I have...

 
 

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