Doctor wearing PPE

RCSI students on the frontline of COVID-19 patient care

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A number of medical students from RCSI recently volunteered to work alongside frontline healthcare workers in Ireland's Beaumont and Connolly hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.

In total 26 RCSI students worked in the ICU departments of the two hospitals and were trained in prone positioning – turning intubated patients to lie on their front to make breathing overnight easier.

Gordon Treacy

"It’s tough, but it’s just a fraction of what others are going through in the face of this all. We can see the tenacity and amazing work of the healthcare workers and how they’re adapting to a situation that’s changing every day."

– Gordon Treacy, RCSI GEM student, who worked on the frontline in Connolly Hospital