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Watch: London ICU dealing with ‘young and fit’ patients

by LLB Reporter
7th Apr 20 4:15 pm

Doctors and nurses at Imperial College Hospital, in central London are dealing with coronavirus patients who are “young and fit” and are in intensive care units (ICU).

NHS medical staff are describing the horrors of coronavirus, saying it is worse than the terrorist attacks that took place in London.

Critical Care Consultant Dr Jim Down told BBC News, he and his team have never experienced anything like this before.

With what was a recovery area after surgery, the hospital have improvised an ICU for patients who have coronavirus.

Elaine Thorpe, Matron for Critical Care at the hospital, said: “I’ve been an intensive care nurse for about 23 years now and I’ve never seen anything like this.

“Even the London bombings.

”I’ve never seen it in such a short, condensed period of time.”

Dr Down added: “I was a bit naive when we started, I had assumed that it would be the older and the sicker.

“In here we’ve got a mixture of people in their 40s to their 70s.

“A lot of them have got high blood pressure and diabetes or a bit of respiratory disease.

“But some of them are coming through who are young and fit.”

The UK has seen a record spike in coronavirus deaths in a single day, with 854 deaths recorded, bringing the total to 6,277.

In England another 758 patients died, after contracting coronvarius, the total now stands at 5,655, 224 of those deaths were in London.

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