Kirstie Flood, Senior Sister in the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care (NICU), has temporarily moved to the adult Intensive Care Unit along with some of her colleagues, to work on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
"It's been an honour to become temporarily part of the amazing ITU team. Caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients has been extremely challenging, especially as we are now caring for fully grown adults and learning at an accelerated rate. It's certainly both emotionally and physically tiring, but we are all loving giving intensive, compassionate care to these very vulnerable patients. It's a wonderful feeling when you see a patient recover and leave the ward.
“Charitable funding makes a huge difference to everyone, not only during a pandemic but at all times. The Appeal helped fund our incredible new NICU, which opened its doors in 2011. Not only has the unit won awards for its healthcare design, even better, it has improved developmental care and outcomes, dramatically reducing stress levels experienced by our babies and parents. In the last few months, everyone on ITU has been so grateful for the care packages filled with goodies, as a little pick me up during a long shift.
“None of this would have been possible without everyone who has supported our charity so far– thank you so much.”
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