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'Exhausted' doctors and nurses 'at breaking point' in coronavirus pandemic, claims medic

coronavirus pandemic, a doctor has said. Dr Caroline Walker, an NHS psychiatrist, has been counselling intensive care unit (ICU) workers.Asked on BBC Breakfast what ICU staff were currently telling her, she said: “I’ve spoken to several doctors and nurses working in ICUs across the country over the last week and they are really struggling.“They’re really at breaking point, or exhausted, or overwhelmed, they’re demoralised and there’s a real sense of dread actually, as we know that the peak of the second wave is still yet to hit.”She urged staff to seek help through well being hubs being set up and support lines for front line workers.Dr Walker said that during the first wave of the pandemic it took a “few weeks” for people to come forward.

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