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'I've seen the effects': Lisnagarvey's James Lorimer on battling coronavirus in Nightingale unit

 

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Community service: Physio James Lorimer has been deployed to the City Hospital ICU

Community service: Physio James Lorimer has been deployed to the City Hospital ICU

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James had to wear the full array of personal protective equipment which, he says, was much more challenging than playing hockey

James had to wear the full array of personal protective equipment which, he says, was much more challenging than playing hockey

Community service: Physio James Lorimer has been deployed to the City Hospital ICU

Until recently, any notion that Lisnagarvey defender James Lorimer might have had of moving to the front line was restricted to joining the attack as a key member of the Hillsborough team's penalty corner strike-force.

All that was to change due to the Covid-19 outbreak which not only cancelled hockey but saw his day job as a physiotherapist take on an even more important perspective.​

Lorimer was moved from his normal base at Musgrave Park to Belfast City Hospital, where he worked 12-hour shifts in the Nightingale intensive care unit.