Inside the Covid wards at the Royal Derby Hospital

Yesterday, the Royal Derby Hospital opened its door to reveal the full extent of what life is like for patients suffering with Covid-19.

Our photographer visited the hospital to record the lives of the patients and the day-to-day working life of doctors and nurses across the hospital.

They visited the High Dependency Unit on Ward 404 and the Red Medical Assessment Unit, where patients are assessed to decide if they need to be admitted to hospital.

Patient bays on the Red Medical Assessment Unit are enclosed to try and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

According to the University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, the average length of time a patient spends in the Medical Assessment Unit is between 8 and 12 hours.

The trust recorded eight more coronavirus-related deaths yesterday, with another six at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

In total Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has had 1,340 conoravirus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News