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ICU nurse warns of coronavirus pressures on traumatised staff as they take sick leave or quit altogether

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Amanda Smith has been an intensive care nurse for 12 years

Amanda Smith has been an intensive care nurse for 12 years

Amanda Smith has been an intensive care nurse for 12 years

An ICU nurse has described in harrowing detail the devastating pressures being experienced by staff caring for some of the sickest people here.

Amanda Smith, who has worked as an ICU nurse for 12 years, warned there are not going to be enough intensive care beds to cope with the number of critically ill patients in Northern Ireland in a matter of weeks.

She has warned the situation is going to become so severe that intensive care will be rationed to those most likely to recover - with some patients taken off ventilators to make way for patients with a better chance of survival.


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