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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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Welcome to Covidland

Easter Saturday - 11th April 2020 COVID Figures for 10th April UK Hospital Deaths 980 / Total 8953 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths –...

CSI: Middlesbrough

Good Friday - 10th April 2020 COVID Figures for 9th April UK Hospital Deaths 887 / Total 8129 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths – 73...

Ra Ra Rasputin

Thursday 9th April 2020 COVID Figures for 8th April UK Hospital Deaths 938 / Total 7907 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths – 73 James...

All Quiet on the Northern Front?

Wednesday 8th April 2020 COVID Figures for 7th April UK Hospital Deaths 786 / Total 6159 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths – 69 James...

Have you heard about Boris?

Tuesday 7th April 2020 COVID Figures for 6th April UK Hospital Deaths 439 / Total 5373 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths – 59 James Cook...

Mickey-Mouse Ventilator

Monday 6th April 2020 COVID Figures for 5th April UK Hospital Deaths 621 / Total 4934 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths – 48 James Cook...

One Size Does Not Fit All

Sunday 5th April 2020 COVID Figures for 4th April UK Hospital Deaths 708 / Total 4313 I thought I would update you on the progress of my...

Risk Factors

Saturday 4th April 2020 COVID Figures for 3rd April UK hospital deaths 684 / Total 3645 James Cook Hospital total deaths – 35 James Cook...

Virtual Pub

Friday 3rd April 2020 COVID Figures for 2nd April UK Hospital Deaths 569 / Total 2921 James Cook Hospital total deaths – 32 James Cook...

Pinball Wizard

Thursday 2nd April 2020 COVID Figures for 1st April UK Hospital Deaths 563 / Total 2352 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths – 17 James...

End of Life

Wednesday 1st April 2020 COVID Figures for 31st March UK Hospital Deaths 381 / Total 1789 James Cook Hospital – Total deaths – Total 15...

Screen Time

Tuesday 31st March 2020 COVID Figures for 30 March UK Hospital Deaths 180 / Total 1415 James Cook Hospital cases – 97 / Total deaths - 11...

The Little Mermaid

Monday 30th March 2020 COVID Figures for 29 March UK Deaths 209 / Total 1228 James Cook Hospital cases - 70 James Cook Hospital Critical...

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...

 
 

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