ICU Staff Have Been Putting Their Names And Pictures On Their PPE So Patients Can See Who Is Looking After Them

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You have probably seen the videos and pictures on social media of the health care professionals who have been treating COVID-19 patients while dressed in full PPE. 

Doctors, nurses, health care assistants and other medical staff are having to don full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to try and shield themselves from deadly coronavirus. 

Patients who are conscious no doubt become even more anxious when they see men and women in full PPE around them as they try to treat COVID-19 patients who, in many cases, are fighting for their lives. 

But medical staff based at the Beaumont hospital have come up with a way of making a personal connection with their patients, despite being behind layers of PPE. 

Staff have printed out pictures of themselves and, along with their names, have pinned the images to the front of their PPE so that their patients can see who is looking after them. 

Around the UK, there have been 55,242 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but this number only reflects patients who have been treated in hospital. 

As the government decided to stop doing community-based testing/tracing for coronavirus, the number of people with the virus is thought to be at least ten times this figure. 

Tragically, 6,159 people in the UK have lost their lives to the invisible killer that is COVID-19. 

For the government’s latest advice on coronavirus/COVID-19 then follow this link: gov.uk/coronavirus

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