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Staff at Craigavon Hospital described as ‘earth’s angels’ in hard-hitting Channel 4 News series

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Staff at Craigavon Area Hospital have been described as ‘earth’s angels’ by one woman who battled bravely against Covid-19.

Deborah Davis was wheeled out of the hospital thanks to the weeks of unwavering help and support from doctors and nurses there.

Her story is revealed in a new Channel 4 News mini series, after they were given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the hospital, which has been designated as frontline in Northern Ireland’s fight against the pandemic.

Ms Davis spoke of her terror and how “without a shadow of a doubt I’d be dead without these people”.

For two days, Channel 4 News went around the hospital, speaking to staff and observing in a hard-hitting mini series.

The first stop was the Covid Intensive Care Unit where the “sound of survival” was hearing a man breathe on his own independently for the first time in a fortnight.

The series, created by journalist Paraic O’Brien, hears how the nurses and doctors have become a stand-in family for those who cannot have loved ones by their side.

Ward Sister Victoria Burnett says no-one on her ward passes alone – “there’s always one or two members who sit with them”.

Watch the first part here:

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