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'We lost two staff and 12 residents to Covid, but we'll never give up': Inside the special care home which tells a powerful story of the pandemic

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In a small care home on the edge of Wigan town centre, everyone has a story to tell about the devastating impact of the last two years.

The work is tough, the hours are long - St George’s Nursing Home primarily cares for residents with advanced dementia - and sadly death is part of the job.

Staff here approach their work with a certain stoic tenderness that can only come from those who have seen devastation. There are tokens of a loving environment scattered around the home - whiteboards filled with messages of thanks, gifts from relatives of residents. READ MORE: Care home defends its decision to ban visitors just days before Christmas due to Covid outbreak One board is dedicated to a ‘royal visit’ where the manager wore cardboard mask

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