Exhausted Dr Alex is shocked and upset by ‘multiple deaths’ from coronavirus during A&E shift last night – The Sun
EXHAUSTED Dr Alex George was left shocked and upset by deaths from coronavirus during his A&E shift last night.
The Love Island star – who is bravely battling COVID-19 on the frontline – explained he was tired after a late-night treating sick patients.
⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates
Alex, 29, was left emotionally drained by what he saw in his London hospital last night.
"Yesterday's shift was a particularly busy one," he told Sky's Kay Burley.
"We had quite a few patients who were really quite unwell from coronavirus.
"Unfortunately, a few deaths as well which is always tough.
"We're seeing the department is getting more and more cases of coronavirus and we're expecting that to continue over the next few weeks. I think the peak is still to come.
"We saw a huge number of cases, particularly very unwell cases. What shocks us sometimes is that of course we're seeing a very skewed part of the population. We're seeing a small percentage very unwell, 90 per cent are recovering in their own homes.
"But we are seeing young people who are very unwell with it and that can be very challenging. We're only human.
"There are young patients, who don't have underlying conditions. It's very upsetting for the patient and for us as well.
"Of course I would say that is a rarity, most people who are fit and well will recover from mild to moderate symptoms, but there is no guarantee of that."
Dr Alex – who found fame on Love Island in 2018 – praised his colleagues for running the operation and said they are coping under intense pressure.
He added: "At some points over the last few weeks we've had 20 or 30 patients in intensive care with coronavirus.
"There's always a limit to how many beds we've got, but we're not at that point yet and we are coping very well with the pressure.
There's been a few scares, but we've not run out of resources in our department.
"We are trying to make sure we're as geared up as possible."
Currently, there have been 1,408 deaths in the UK but these numbers only include those who have died in hospital based on NHS figures, not deaths at home.
And they also only go up to March 20 – three days before strict lockdown measures were imposed by Boris Johnson to curb the spread of the disease.
At least 40 more people have died from coronavirus in the UK as hidden deaths at home were today revealed for the first time.
Dr Alex told his 1.3million followers last night: "It's been a hard shift. Challenging emotionally. Time for bed. Night all."
Source: Read Full Article