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Inside one of UK’s worst-hit hospitals
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Inside one of UK’s worst-hit hospitals

    It's one of the worst affected hospitals in London and is now working at nearly four times its normal critical care capacity because of COVID-19. Wards at Croydon University Hospital in south London - like the one we have been invited to were once used for looking after elderly orthopaedic patients. Now, they are filled with those suffering from COVID-19 - a disease we still know so little about. Some of the stricken cough and wheeze into oxygen bags, and these are the less serious coronavirus patients. These patients have not had to be admitted to intensive care, they are not receiving mechanical breathing support, and there are no teams of alien-looking medics dressed head to toe in hazmat suits wearing goggles. This is an insight into an "ordinary" hospital war...