Baptism of fire for nursing grads in COVID-19 ward


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Royal Melbourne Hospital

Most Australians are now waiting for their coronavirus vaccine and dealing with life in a COVID normal.

But many healthcare workers remain traumatised from the darkest days of the pandemic – when they had to take care of dying patients, whose loved ones couldn’t see them.

Gladys Barreta speaks to a nursing graduate who worked on the frontlines during Melbourne’s second wave.