Video: Hospital shows off rare footage of Covid critical care unit

Southport Hospital has offered a rare opportunity for residents to see what goes on in their life saving coronavirus care unit.

As part of its series of Virtual Hospital Open Week videos, bosses at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust allowed cameras in to film what goes on in its Intensive Care Unit.

it first ever virtual hospital Open Week. Due to Covid restrictions, the usual open day had to be cancelled and has been replaced with a week of videos, filmed around the Trust during the last two months.

The first video, released today, is from the Trust’s intensive care team. Led by clinical educator Mel Pinnington, the team runs through a proning procedure with a training mannequin.  

Proning can help patients who are struggling to breathe, such as those with Covid-19, and became part of the daily routine in intensive care during the pandemic. 

You can view the video here.

Chief executive Trish Armstrong Child explains: “We were disappointed to cancel our annual open day as it is a great opportunity for us to meet local people who use our services. We hope these specially-commissioned videos show that we’re open for business and working safely for patients, even in these challenging times.

“There should be something interesting for everyone, so we hope you catch as many of the videos as possible.”