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“We don’t see figures in the news, but real patients dying”, testifies a nurse from UZ Gent

The Christmas holidays are approaching. At UZ Gent, despite the new wave of coronavirus, 20% fewer beds will be available in intensive care. This choice was made so that the staff, pushed to their limits for several months, can rest. A nurse in the intensive care unit of Ghent University Hospital for 19 years, Johan van Landeghem explained the need for this choice to our colleagues from VTM NIEUWS.

“It’s all the more necessary when you see that we have to stay crowded here all day,” said the nurse, who will take a few days off between Christmas and New Years. “I think I have seven to eight days of vacation, plus a lot of overtime, ”he emphasizes, however.

“I saw a lot of people die”

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