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I’m in one of the best and safest manned hospitals in the UK, but even we don’t have enough doctors, nurses or beds. In my last three shifts we were between three and six nurses down

In Accident and Emergency (A&E) we see 300-350 patients a day which is roughly the same as during the first wave, but their severity has increased meaning they are sicker and need more care

We also have a lot of people who don’t show up in emergencies because they can’t see their family doctor

In April we had additional doctors from other areas and a special COVID intubation team Hypoxic patients can be intubated immediately within 30 minutes if necessary and treated in the ITU (intensive care unit) The efficiency was incredible

But now we have limited additional support as other health services such as ambulance and non-emergency surgery are still running

We also accept ICU transfers from hospitals with no capacity. It’s great that we can offer this support, but soon we have to stop because we don’t have the capacity ourselves

Sometime last night we had eight ambulances waiting outside to deliver patients and about a 15 hour wait

The fear when you go on a shift is huge We know it will be difficult, but how difficult is the question

There were times when I felt like I couldn’t give my patients the care they needed, or I hadn’t stood up for them well enough, I just climbed all day, didn’t take toilet breaks – or did I Didn’t need a toilet break because I didn’t even have time to drink enough water

Luckily I’ve stayed healthy so far, I’ve been in the Oxford vaccine study since June so I dabbed for it weekly and did COVID susceptibility tests twice a week

I am fortunate enough to have good mental health but it was hard to see peers struggle I saw some brilliant nurses who just finished with it and left It’s such a loss

Morale was very low on Boxing Day We were just so busy and understaffed and I got easily irritated.My colleagues noticed that I wasn’t my usual prelude and joked to myself as I try to give my patients a friendly, happy face but it can be exhausting that my colleagues don’t get the best version of me when they need it most

Occasionally I come across COVID deniers protesting in front of the hospital It doesn’t shock me anymore I just don’t get involved I did it originally but there is no point anymore People don’t want to have an educated discussion

If anyone has seen a patient hypoxic to this virus and is aware of the time and resources it will take to save their life, they have a right to an opinion otherwise stay on your track I will Don’t waste my limited time with you

It is difficult at times to see how everyone at home leads a normal life, but I have lived in the UK for four years now and have made a life here

As tough as the past year was, I love my job and have incredible friendships with my colleagues. I don’t want to walk away from all of this

But we’re burned out and it’s made difficult by the necessary restrictions.We can’t socialize and let off steam outside of work like we used to. We can’t visit friends and let them make us a cup of tea and just look after us for a while

About 60 percent of the people in my department are from overseas, so many of us don’t have families here either We’re all just very tired Things are horrible and we know this is just the beginning of the next wave

It’s as close to the COVID front as possible and the situation is getting worse

A few weeks ago we were able to spend a few hours without patients in the “hot” area that treats COVID cases, and now we’re seeing 10 or more per shift

It doesn’t sound like many, but most of them are pretty bad and require a lot of care and close monitoring. And, like everywhere else, we have few staff

When hospitals are overwhelmed, people are more likely to die unnecessarily just because we are unable to provide the care they deserve

I’ve been a nurse for a little less than three years but only joined A&E last January

In the past year, I experienced my first CPR, my first attempt at resuscitation, and my first patient death

Last week I had two deaths in two shifts. One was somewhat expected, but the other was a normally fit and 30-year-old who had been brought into cardiac arrest

Seeing their families is usually what upsets me the most. Your screams and distress haunt us

It was heartbreaking to see how very sick patients went through it all alone because visitors were not allowed

I’ve held the hands of lonely, elderly people while they struggled for breath Trying to reassure families on the phone about loved ones when I wasn’t even sure

I also fought loneliness, the pandemic started not long after I moved, and then the national lockdown was announced and my friend’s move from Perth was delayed

I worked seven days a week just to be with other people and not alone with my thoughts. It was a very low time. I was stressed and bordered on depression I got sick because I was overworked. In May my boyfriend came and it got better

Now, however, many employees are completely burned out. We have short backups and are excited about little things that usually aren’t a problem, such as: B. Doctors requesting another x-ray after we’ve already taken the patient for one

I have trouble sleeping before my shift and have stopped seeing the good in my daily life I never feel rested or have taken a break I barely have the energy to move from the sofa on my days off p>

The way the UK government has handled things has created a lot of confusion. The animal system is terrible and the restrictions change so suddenly that it is next to impossible to make plans

Rules are changing a lot for healthcare workers too – there are constant updates to policies and regulations regarding PPE, wiping, time frames for results, eligibility criteria, and trying to determine what is potential COVID-19 and what is asthma

I came to the UK because I couldn’t get a job as a newly qualified nurse in Western Australia I went to an NHS nursing exhibition in Perth in March 2019 and was offered one on site

Living abroad has always been a dream of mine and I knew that I would never do it if I didn’t take the leap of faith

I would love to go back and visit my family soon, but with flights that are at least 3000 pounds (5th$ 303), it won’t happen any time soon

At the beginning of the year, when it became clear that we were facing a pandemic, I was retrained to the intensive care unit

My background is in respiratory care, but I had never worked a day in an intensive care unit before, not even on university rotations

Patients are so sick and COVID patients worsen so much faster A normal shift may have one worsening per day If the COVID intensive care unit is moved, multiple patients worsen and multiple patients die

Usually a nurse looks after a patient or two on breathing apparatus in an open room that’s the safe ratio while COVID the ratio is more like one to four or five, and now they’re all in individual rooms, effectively making them invisible when they worsen

My first shift in the intensive care unit was in the middle of the night. I was supposed to do a “shadow shift” – after a nurse to get an introduction – but we had no staff, so as the oldest of the nurses I was asked to do one Admit patients

They were intubated at 5:00 a.m. It was a difficult intubation with many different medical professionals involved I had to learn quickly about new medications, a new breathing apparatus, and complicated new settings I’ve never been so stressed in my life

People don’t seem to understand or care about how dangerous COVID is, they no longer take it seriously or think they are invincible

I have a friend who thinks it’s made up I can’t even bring myself to argue with them right now because I’m getting too mad

The hardest part was pretending to my loved ones in Australia that I would be fine when I was really scared and homesick

I’ve almost gone home several times, but I’m staying because I feel I have an obligation to the NHS and the sick in the UK

Some days it is almost impossible to be strong for my patients I have cried on the phone with men and women, sons and daughters, I try to calm them down when I don’t know if the person they love is surviving will or not

I am scared that my own family is so far away and that I have no way of getting to their home quickly. But I love my hospital and I am so proud to be part of the NHS. None of this is their fault / p>

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