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'We have been battered physically, mentally and psychologically': The impact of coronavirus on care home staff in NI

Rodney Edwards hears about the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on the health of staff working in care homes in the border area

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Tough times: a woman sitting on her own in a care home

Tough times: a woman sitting on her own in a care home

Tough times: a woman sitting on her own in a care home

Anne's mind was whirling as she drove the short journey home after finishing her 12-hour shift at the care home where she has worked for more than 17 years.

The noise of the rain pelted off the roof of her car, the windscreen wipers slapped back and forth and yet all Anne could hear were 75-year-old Pat's last gasps of breath two hours before.

The sports-mad great-grandfather who enjoyed a cup of tea with two sugars and a slice of toast with butter and marmalade died from Covid-19.