Celebrating the QEUH staff delivering patient care during COVID-19

Within the atrium of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) we have a gallery which pays tribute to the many staff working across the hospital site to look after patients during this difficult time. Here, we’ve collated some of the images from the ‘Caught in the act of Care’ exhibition alongside some of quotes from staff on what it’s like to work during the pandemic.

Kate Hill, Acute Services Practice Development Nurse

“It is a really challenging and difficult situation for all staff in NHS, however, they have worked collaboratively to provide excellent care for patients.”

Rachael Matthews,  Speech and Language Therapist,

“It’s been a challenging time but hopefully there’s light at the end of the tunnel now.  Keep following the rules as we want you to be able to visit your loved ones as soon as possible.”

Anne Watson, Specialist Physiotherapist, Orthopaedics and Emma Brough, Physiotherapist

Anne Watson quoted: “It’s been a really tough time but our team has worked extremely well together to support not only our patients but each other.”

Scott Boardman, Domestic services  

“I feel the patients are like a second family as I am the only visitor some get on daily basis due to no visitors in current climate. I have a lot of long term patients who I enjoy having a bit of banter to pass the time of day and to put a smile on their faces.”

Graeme Condie,  Travel Plan officer, Travel plan office

“Despite the additional pressures and workload during the pandemic, a real positive for our department has been the increase in appetite from a wide range of staff to move towards a more sustainable form of regular travel to their work.”

Amy Wood, Staff Nurse, Orthopaedics 

“The uncertainty was difficult, especially at the start when everything changed so quickly. Everyone pulled together and supported each other though, which was great to be a part of.”

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