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As the UK staring down the barrel of a coronavirus epidemic in the beginning of March , the biggest fear was That the hospitals would be swamped and incapacitated by a flood of patients. It happened in Wuhan and in Northern Italy. The NHS is largely pulled through, But there were still times, hospitals have been overwhelmed. One of those was, as a London Hospital was suddenly engulfed with the victims.
On March 19, the night shift Staff at Northwick Park Hospital in north-west London, woke up to discover That her workplace was so overwhelmed with Covid patients, who had been declared a Critical Incident .
"It's the realization That everything was, we feared, be a reality, too.
"It was shocking and almost unbelievable That it had happened. "Watching and waitingNorthwick Park is one of four hospitals conducted by the London-North-West-University Healthcare NHS Trust
until The Middle of February, the extent of the global spread of the coronavirus was impossible to ignore. In Italy, The Number of cases crept up slowly at first And Then accelerating rapidly - a textbook epidemic curve.
"So, with a special interest and see the images from the ICU, it was quite sobering, and you knew That you go, prepare yourself for something like this. "Yvonne Smith Said That some employees struggled with the government to advise how it has changed through the pandemic
"It was extremely difficult, because it is so new and you don't know what to expect. It was a challenge, the management of all groups of employees That I look after in terms of you safe at work, But what you feel confident in The Job roles They had. "
A pod outside of the clinic and all patients symptoms of coronavirus studied to show it had been. A specialist of infectious diseases would not a complete PSA and come to test you.John Ross was on the shift when The First Covid-19 patient presented at the Northwick Park employees began training in February, weeks before the coronavirus swept over London
Within The Hospital , exercises and preparations rigorous were the same. Had to some day-to-day tasks to be scaled back.
"We mapped out-patients as a live-scenario and how we must adapt," A& E nurse Advisor John Ross Said . "Then we have trained and trained and trained for a good 10 or 12 Days . So all we had to change because of risk to come up with Covid. "
"it was For us changes every day. What part of The World They were and how much risk you had on. I think it was Italy, as we really had to focus and be even more prepared - we keep a say in our training That it is likely to happen, But let us Be Prepared . "Northwick Park hospital is situated on The Border of North-west London district of Harrow and Brent,
"We have seen, what is remembered happened in Italy," John. "We know it's a very dense population Here , we know the demographic development, we know That many of our patients have cardiac and respiratory problems - a lot of diabetes, so it was Always on the back of our mind.
All of your intense training was about are put to The Test .'It Hit Us like a ton of bricks'
On 3. March , "wash your hands", was the mantra, Said at the Downing Street briefing - although the Prime Minister , Boris Johnson , he had continued to shake people's hands. It was on This Day , the government published a detailed coronavirus action plan.
In addition, two patients who tested positive for coronavirus, The Hospital triggered a series of rapid changes.
surgeons were obliged to give up space, so That the patient can be evaluated and sure the A& E Department was divided.
"I remember meeting Here on Sunday, 8. To keep March - how we Staff and patients safe?" Rachel Said . "We have chosen different paths, and the negative to one area of The Department and people with respiratory problems, which may have a positive effect on The Other .Tariq Husain Said , nearly 70 patients were in the ICU, at The Peak of The Crisis
"We had Said , an exponential increase," Rachel. "On Monday, May 9. In March , we opened our respiratory system assessment of the area municipalities and within Two Days , the municipalities were full.
"was Then opened on The Third day, in a different municipality, And Then we started cohorting patients with respiratory problems in side rooms. At The End of the second week we were up to a full congregation-And Then a full. "Medical Staff have been implemented over The Hospital , to help deal with coronavirus
risks any intubation as the method projects The Virus in the air, further exposing employees.Tariq Husain has been. with The Task of getting a senior role in the management of The Crisis
"There are relatively few Caucasians and a high proportion of Asian patients, the group of people Here in the area. were