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A Nurse's Story

By: Louise Curtis,Sarah Johnson
Narrated by: Louise Curtis
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Moving, honest and inspiring - this is a nurse’s story of life in a busy A&E department during the Covid-19 crisis.

Working in A&E is a challenging job, but nurse Louise Curtis loves it. She was newly qualified as an advanced clinical practitioner, responsible for life or death decisions about the patients she saw, when the unthinkable happened and the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The stress on the NHS was huge, and for the first time in her life, the job was going to take a toll on Louise herself.

In A Nurse’s Story she describes what happened next, as the trickle of Covid patients became a flood. And just as tragically, staff in A&E were faced with the effects of lockdown on society. They worried about their regulars, now missing, and saw an increase in domestic abuse victims and suicide attempts as loneliness hit people hard. By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this book shines a light on the compassion and dedication of hospital staff during such dark times.

©2020 Louise Curtis and Sarah Johnson (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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"An important memoir that we all need to read right now." (Closer)

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Raw insight into the pandemic

Well written & excellent narration. I really enjoyed the A&E, “fly on the wall” feeling of this book. If you didn’t appreciate the work of nurses, you will after listening this this. Thank you for sharing your insights Louise.

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Intriguing story

Thank you so much for sharing your story Louise.
I have a cousin who also works for the NHS although not in ED.
Many highs and lows were shared in this book and very informative and entertaining all rolled into one.
Awesome read 📚

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Amazing

Thank you for writing this book.
The world really does need more people like you.
In Australia we have no idea to what you have gone through over in America let alone see it through a nurses eyes.

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