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In one of the most severely affected hospitals in Great Britain, where one in four patients admitted has not survived

In one of the most severely affected hospitals in Britain where one in four hospitalized patients have not survived and staff say they are ‘scared’ in the war against the corona virus

  • Patients with the deadly coronavirus now occupy half the bed of Croydon University Hospital
  • Many patients have not yet had to be admitted to intensive care and are not yet on respiratory equipment
  • Hospital staff fear the disease, as about a quarter of the patients admitted to it have died

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One of the most severely affected hospitals in the UK sees one in four patients die after admission with coronavirus and staff are ‘afraid’ of the war against coronavirus.

Once used to care for older orthopedic patients, Croydon University Hospital is now full of patients suffering from Covid-19.

Many patients have not yet had to be admitted to intensive care and are not on respirators to support their breathing.

Doctors aren’t dressed from head to toe in hazmat suits and goggles, but patients still need a tremendous amount of care 24 hours a day, according to Sky News – who were invited to the hospital.

Once used to care for older orthopedic patients, Croydon University Hospital is now full of patients suffering from Covid-19. Depicted is Pamela Mills, a hospital coronavirus patient

Once used to care for older orthopedic patients, Croydon University Hospital is now full of patients suffering from Covid-19. Depicted is Pamela Mills, a hospital coronavirus patient

The peak of the coronavirus pandemic has not yet occurred in the UK, some scientists predict it will happen in mid-May, but many are completely unsure about it.

So far, the deadly disease has claimed the lives of 8,958 people and infected as many as 70,783 people.

Croydon University Hospital director Matthew Kershaw seems confident that the hospital will not be completely overtaken by the virus.

Half of the patients in the hospital are currently suffering from the disease and hospital managers are desperately trying to keep people calm and also underline the importance of social distance measures.

Hospital workers are intensely afraid of the disease, as about a quarter of the patients admitted to it have died.

Chief nurse Elaine Clancy told Sky News: “Patients are understandably scared, staff are also scared … afraid they can’t automatically make patients better, they can’t make this better … and they’re afraid of themselves, their loved ones and their colleagues. ‘

Pamela Mills, who is currently attached to an oxygen mask to help her breathe, has been hospitalized for two weeks

Pamela Mills, who is currently attached to an oxygen mask to help her breathe, has been hospitalized for two weeks

Pamela Mills, who is currently attached to an oxygen mask to help her breathe, has been hospitalized for two weeks

Half of hospital patients are currently suffering from the disease and hospital managers are desperately trying to keep people calm and also underline how vital social distance measures are

Half of hospital patients are currently suffering from the disease and hospital managers are desperately trying to keep people calm and also underline how vital social distance measures are

Half of hospital patients are currently suffering from the disease and hospital managers are desperately trying to keep people calm and also underline how vital social distance measures are

Hospital staff – like many in Britain – are overwhelmed, but are helped by many volunteers who otherwise cannot continue their normal jobs.

Tajah Duncan was on leave but did not want to wait at home until the situation returned to normal.

She said, “I decided to come as one of the people to help because I know this hospital needed extra support. I wanted to be one of those who could help with that. ‘

Pamela Mills, who is currently attached to an oxygen mask to help her breathe, has been hospitalized for two weeks.

Hospital workers are intensely afraid of the disease, as about a quarter of the patients admitted to it have died

Hospital workers are intensely afraid of the disease, as about a quarter of the patients admitted to it have died

Hospital workers are intensely afraid of the disease, as about a quarter of the patients admitted to it have died

She described the struggle by trying to catch her breath by saying that when she gets up to go to the bathroom, by the time she gets back to her bed she’ll have to fight for a while before it gets calmer.

She said, “I seem to go on, kind of a really horrible day if you think, you know, I just wanna go to bed and stay there. And then you get a few days when you’re a little lighter than the dark … you just don’t know. ‘

Hospital staff say a harrowing benefit from the crisis is the closeness and camaraderie as teams laugh and cry together.

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