Isolation Reflections From Over 100 Years Ago

Here is a great piece on the experience of a nurse looking after Spanish flu victims in the isolation ward early in 1919.

Some themes that may resonate across healthcare profesionals in COVID-19 times:

  • Shortage of nurses
  • Worked in isolation ward and werent allowed to go home and lived in hospital accomodation
  • Impact of isolated patients on nurses

“There were some very sad moments but you just had to carry on.”