Life & Death in Intensive Care with Nurse Becky Ellis-Smith

Life & Death in Intensive Care with Nurse Becky Ellis-Smith

By Dr Alex

Dr Alex learns more about what it's been like to work as a nurse in adult critical care through the Covid-19 crisis with Senior Sister Becky Ellis-Smith from the Royal London Hospital.


Caring for the sickest patients, with case numbers increasing through the second wave, Becky talks honestly about the kind of pressures staff are facing as they are pushed to the limit.


Content warning: contains references to intensive care trauma and treatments, maternal death, losing a baby, death, bereavement, mental health


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