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A Nurse's Story
A Nurse's Story

A Nurse's Story

My Life in A&E in the Covid Crisis


320 Pages, 5.12 x 7.76

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781529058932

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Jan 2021)

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In the midst of the worst global health crisis in recent memory, those working in the NHS have been celebrated as heroes. But what does it mean to have to go to work in such challenging times? Newly qualified as an advanced clinical physician, thirty-two year old Louise Curtis was very much looking forward to going back to work in A&E in her Midlands hospital. What she did not expect was to be confronted with the most horrific frontline scenario a nurse could ever imagine. Moved into a newly created Intensive Care Unit for Covid patients, Louise was brought face to face with death and suffering on an unimaginable scale.A Nurse's Story is the nail-biting story of what she found there, how she tried to cope with it and the price she has had to pay for doing so. It is a heartbreaking and heartwarming account of what NHS staff are going through on a daily basis. It is a story of tears, bravery, self-sacrifice but also of hope and great kindness, of people pulling together and triumphing against daunting odds.

Author Biography

Louise Curtis is an advanced clinical practitioner at an A&E in a major trauma centre in the midlands. She has a BA in theology which she completed before studying nursing. She was a nurse in the emergency department for just under eight years, working both as a staff nurse and deputy sister. She has volunteered abroad in South Africa, Thailand, Uganda and Ethiopia, caring for disabled orphans, HIV, and trauma patients. She is due to complete a MSc in advanced clinical practice in September 2020 (pandemic depending).