Life Support

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As a doctor running the intensive care unit at one of London’s top hospitals, Jim Down has spent his life working as healthcare’s last resort, where the unexpected is always around the corner, and life and death decisions are an everyday occurrence. But nothing had prepared Jim and his team for the events of spring 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic descended. He tells the extraordinary month-by-month story of how as the nation came to a standstill, he and his colleagues donned PPE, received an unprecedented influx of patients, transformed their hospital and ultimately faced down the biggest challenge in the history of the NHS. With warmth, honesty and humour, this book is a gripping, moving testament to the everyday heroism of the NHS staff in a global crisis, and an unforgettable insight into what was really happening in the wards as we clapped on our doorsteps.

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‘Deeply affecting – a personal memoir that grips, harrows, inspires and, ultimately, uplifts with its vein of deep humanity’ Philippe Sands

An extraordinarily frank book laced with humour and self-deprecation’ The Times

As a doctor on the intensive care unit at one of London’s top hospitals, Jim Down has spent his life working as healthcare’s last resort, where each day reveals a new challenge. But nothing could prepare Jim and his colleagues for the events of spring 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic put them on the frontline of a global health crisis.

In Life Support, Jim tells the extraordinary month-by-month story of how, as the world came to a standstill, he and his co-workers faced down the biggest challenge in the history of the NHS. Full of warmth, honesty and humour, this book is a gripping and moving testament to the everyday heroism of the NHS staff in a global emergency, and an unforgettable insight into what was really happening on the wards as we clapped on our doorsteps.

Additional information

Weight 0.17 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

222

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

610.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K