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AHCS President’s Blog: Covid19 – up close and personal!

07/05/2020 15:54:37

Personal account of AHCS President Brendan Cooper's experience as a respiratory pathologist during COVID-19.

"Look, let’s get the “u” words out of the way first of all –unique, unprecedented, united, unswerving, unbelievable – utterly brilliant healthcare scientists!  Are you not all bowled over by the brilliant responses our Healthcare Scientist teams/colleagues have delivered fighting COVID19; pulling together, reformatting services and duties, re-training, re-purposing and becoming central in the NHS family fighting COVID19?

Many of us have moved far from our “comfort zones” of routine clinical care, daily diagnostics, standard treatments, research, procurement, national professional duties and usual training programmes.  However, we have all found in the depths of our experience, training and professionalism that have transcended the “normal” and are enabling up to achieve incredibly rapid change and new roles.

I was actually on ward ventilation duty at QEHB on a Thursday night when.."

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