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Life in the COVID Bubble: Voices from the Frontline of Critical Care

Based on interviews with frontline NHS staff, this immersive audio journey celebrates the resilience and compassion of those working in critical care as they faced the intense pressures at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hear their stories and share something of their experience – from anxiety and grief to humour and pride in their work – in this moving journey through sound and voice.

In 2020 the University of Edinburgh carried out research which involved interviewing forty frontline staff from four UK hospitals including nurses, medical staff, allied health professionals and ward clerks. It is clear that Covid-19 has created enormous challenges for critical care and profoundly affected staff physically, mentally and emotionally. But how does it really feel on the frontline?

The piece shares the experiences of NHS staff working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. The words are spoken by actors, but the sentiments are those of the staff interviewed.

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