OPINION | ICU doctor: 13 deaths in one week - we are broken

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The author writes of a difficult week at Groote Schuur hospital after losing 13 patients to Covid.
The author writes of a difficult week at Groote Schuur hospital after losing 13 patients to Covid.
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Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit, who works in one of Groote Schuur's Covid-19 ICU units has written of a particularly gruelling week in which 13 patients died. 

This past week in ICU has probably been the most brutal week I have ever experienced in the past 22 years of working in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Our team looks after two units out of six with 12 ventilated Covid-19 ICU patients.

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