Behind the Mask is the story, in words and pictures, of how a dedicated team of professional staff at Nevill Hall Hospital, with their eight-bed Intensive Care Unit and a posse of willing recruits, faced up to the challenge of COVID-19. With photographs by Operating Department Practitioner Glenn Dene and words by ITU Consultant Dr Ami Jones MBE and the staff of the hospital, this book celebrates the remarkable team that came together to serve their community. From professional challenges to personal fears, all is revealed as the staff of Nevill Hall invite you to meet the people behind the masks.
Join Glenn and Ami who will talk about the origins of Behind the Mask as well as their experiences with COVID-19 and how they have found working as healthcare workers in ICU units during the pandemic. As well as clinical practice and adaptation, a key element within the narrative is the wealth of human stories which lie behind the experience, both of patients and staff. Glenn and Ami will pay tribute to the often under-resourced and inexperienced team of medical personal who came together when asked to serve their local community.