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On the show today Deputy Editor David Marley is joined by intensive care doctor Sarah Hart to discuss what life is like on the front line of the fight against Covid-19.

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Sarah opens up on the importance of forming emotional attachments with patients and reveals how, at times, she has “had a feeling of hopelessness”.

David and Sarah also discuss PPE. After the government was heavily criticised for its failure to provide equipment to medical staff, Sarah says she's never had to enter a Covid-19 ward without PPE, but has “probably worn about five to six different types of gowns and visors and masks, depending on the stock and the flow and the amount of different stuff available at different sites.”

You can read about the interview here.

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