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'You can see fear in patients' eyes': Deputy sister at Altnagelvin Hospital hails brave colleagues


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OVERWHELMED: Altnagelvin Area Hospital deputy sister Joanne Mercer. Picture: Martin McKeown

OVERWHELMED: Altnagelvin Area Hospital deputy sister Joanne Mercer. Picture: Martin McKeown

OVERWHELMED: Altnagelvin Area Hospital deputy sister Joanne Mercer. Picture: Martin McKeown

A nurse who has cared for Covid-19 patients since the start of the pandemic has described the look of terror on their faces as they fight for their lives.

Joanne Mercer, deputy sister in one the Covid wards at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry, told how despite being overwhelmed, staff had pulled out all the stops to ensure patients were given the best care possible.

"I can't thank my staff enough for what they have done over all these months," she said.


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