This story is part of an RTÉ Investigates series: Covid - Future Health Care "The nursing staff, the doctors, the cleaning staff, the catering staff - they all become your family." Covid-19 has directly affected thousands of families across the country - from those battling the virus to those grieving the loss of a loved one.
But every day there are thousands more people across the country indirectly affected by the virus. People like 44-year-old Brian O'Reilly, who has been receiving cancer treatment at St James's Hospital. "Back in 2017, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer and then from that I developed AML leukaemia.