Coronavirus intensive care in an Edinburgh hospital – photo essay
After mobilising its pandemic plan the Western General has undergone a complete transformation, with two intensive treatment units taking care of Covid-19 patients
As news seeped out from Wuhan in China of a new, dangerous virus in late January, it triggered an emergency plan at a hospital thousands of miles away in Edinburgh. The infectious diseases team at the Western General had practised for a pandemic. Within 24 hours its plan was under way.