Coronavirus has ravaged Newfield Nursing Home in Sheffield, where half of the residents have tested positive. Clinical lead nurse Laura Hibbard recounts a harrowing week on the front line… FRIDAY: ‘He grasps my hand as he passes away’ Last week, 16 of our 30 residents had tested positive for coronavirus, so I’m not sleeping well at the moment. Yesterday we lost Richard, a bright resident with a great sense of humour who deteriorated suddenly. He was our fourth coronavirus death since the outbreak began. My alarm goes off at 5.45am and I arrive at Newfield at 6.50am. I’m told to keep a close eye on two residents, David and Edna, who are Covid-positive and have deteriorated. I change into my uniform. The only PPE we wear full-time is gloves and a plastic apron — we only don mouth masks and visors to enter the room of a Covid-positive resident. We were told we wouldn’t get more masks until June, and a delivery from Sheffield City Council last week failed to materialise. Clinical Lead Nurse Laura Hibbard manages the Newfield Nursing Home in Sheffield, South Yorkshire I’m covering for the manager, who is on week seven of a 12-week isolation, and I… Read full this story
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'There is so much death... it's horrific': Nurse's desperate diary strips bare the scandalous state of our care homes as she reveals the agony of watching coronavirus-hit residents saying goodbye to their loved ones on the phone have 431 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at May 12, 2020. This is cached page on NGHONG. If you want remove this page, please contact us.