Nurses get on with their jobs in extreme covid circumstances
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"The real trauma will come once it's all over" - Nurse Shaye Candish, Assistant General Secretary of the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA).

Nurses are working in some of the toughest conditions thanks to Covid-19.

Demaning hours, full personal protective equipement for entire shifts that makes it hard to even have a sip of water, the emotional handholding of patients that can't be visited by their family and the personal toll outside of the job.

In two parts this episode; the frontline from nurse Steven Zorgios working in southern and western Sydney makes the experience real with his stories of day in day out conditions in the hospital, then Shaye Candish at the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association dives into the content of the calls they receive from their members.


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About the hosts

Sally Rugg, Executive director at Australia - @sallyrugg

Francis Leach, ACTU - @SaintFrankly


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