Medic reveals ‘grim’ conditions at London hospital where one ward’s dubbed ‘halfway to heaven’

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A MEDIC has revealed the hellish conditions at a hospital where one ward has been dubbed “halfway to heaven”.

Every ward at Hillingdon Hospital, in West London, is now being used for Covid patients, with the grim nickname given to Bevan Ward.

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Hillingdon hospital is suffering from staff shortages


Hillingdon hospital is suffering from staff shortagesCredit: Reuters

There is a staff shortage and those working there are struggling to get vaccinated because of huge demand.

Our source said: “It is absolutely hellish in the hospital – really grim and worse than it has been.

“We are having to use every ward for Covid patients, with operations cancelled and even the children’s ward closed.

“The staff are using gallows humour, and have nicknamed Bevan ‘Halfway to heaven’ because that is where people are going who are unlikely to survive.

“It is down to this new strain, which is transmitted so easily between people and it is just going around like wildfire. And if anybody is not taking this seriously, they are an idiot.

“One woman came in who faces losing her own family, it is just heart-breaking. Hopefully her sister will survive but it is terrifying that she is only in her 30s.

“And one guy died within a day of being admitted. He was not that old, and his wife wanted to check on him and was met with that awful news. Loads of staff have not yet been vaccinated.

Many staff have not been vaccinated due to the high demand for the jab


Many staff have not been vaccinated due to the high demand for the jabCredit: Getty Images - Getty


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"They have the jabs there, but nurses and doctors are queueing up and then giving up because there is such a backlog and it takes so long.

“And doctors and nurses are increasingly seeing their relatives brought it and facing the trauma of worrying about them, while having to treat other patients on their shifts.

“There are still not enough resources and the whole situation is truly terrifying.”

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