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.
"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
You can read more about Gordon and his classmates in this article which appeared in The Irish Times.
RCSI is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.