From nurse to patient

Mohammed Abdalhaq knew how serious his COVID-19 diagnosis was. What he didn’t know was that he wasn’t the only one in his family dealing with that diagnosis. 

Calming the cytokine storm

Severe cases of COVID-19 can cause a patient’s immune system to go into overdrive. This ‘cytokine storm’ can wreak havoc on the body. 

Caring through COVID-19

Read six first-hand accounts of what it was like working and caring for patients at the height of the COVID-19 first wave.

Kerri Bruinsma

Kerri Bruinsma, Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Victoria Hospital, shares her story on what it was like providing care to patients throughout the first wave of COVID-19.

Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison, Porter at Victoria Hospital, shares her story on what it was like providing care to patients throughout the first wave of COVID-19.

Maciej Prajs

Maciej Prajs, Physiotherapist at Victoria Hospital, shares his story on what it was like providing care to patients throughout the first wave of COVID-19.

Dr. Roya Etemad-Rezai

Dr. Roya Etemad-Rezai, Radiologist, shares her story on what it was like providing care to patients throughout the first wave of COVID-19.

Tatiana Nyamusa

Tatiana Nyamusa, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Medicine, shares her story on what it was like providing care to patients throughout the first wave of COVID-19.

Vimo Vijayakumar

Vimo Vijayakumar, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Critical Care, shares her story on what it was like providing care to patients throughout the first wave of COVID-19.

Finding the positives

In the early days of COVID-19 arriving in our community, hospitals across the country prepared for the unknown. Inside the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program at LHSC’s Victoria Hospital, preparations were already underway in a race to detect the virus. 

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