On the day that Covid deaths have now reached over a million worldwide, I find myself reflecting on the many hours spent in surgery whilst setting up the tracheostomy service for the critically ill. This was at the time when many staff were unavailable, the pandemic was taking many lives and operations were challenging because of the extreme precautions that had to be taken for personal protection.
Here I am outside theatre, between surgical cases when the war on Covid was at its peak. MAXTON PITCHER, a consultant Gastroenterologist is playing the violin. He played a piece of music for me and our staff, as a thank you for volunteering, against all odds, to do the Covid tracheostomies on intensive care patients who were on ventilators and who were highly infectious.
Thank you Maxton, and a BIG THANK YOU to all of my friends and colleagues in the NHS, as we continue to fight this pandemic!
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