The truth about how Spain is changing

Inside the Covid ward of a Spanish hospital ER

Dec 02, 2020, 5:14 pm
Video: What will patients and staff inside the Covid ward of a Spanish emergency room tell an independent journalist over a few hours?

For the first time, the Queen Sofía Hospital (Murcia, Spain) has allowed a journalist to spend several hours inside the Covid ward in its Emergency Room to talk freely to staff and patients about their experiences with the virus since the pandemic began in March.

0:11 What do they those who don't wear masks or think coronavirus is a lie?
1:13 25-year old admitted / blood / straight to ICU / the last hours of life
2:25 Life changed / months cleaning Covid / scared to kiss her kids
3:45 The patients and their situation
4:55 The fear of getting infected still exists
6:10 How did they catch it?
7:30 Trying to talk to kids about coronavirus
7:57 The Wonder Woman nurses
8:15 It's not hard because you're helping
8:48 What do her friends outside the hospital ask?
9:00 12 hours wearing PPE
10:00 Grannies & grandads: Amalia hasn't got coronavirus
11:20 Who will tell my daughter to pick come and get me?
12:25 Light symptoms but admitted straight away
15:00 The riskiest operation: ventilation
17:30 The last hours of life: what to say? what to do?
18:45 Sometimes you cry

Filmed on November 21, 2020.

Guarantee independent journalism

Your support guarantees the future of independent journalism. Every reader counts and it all adds up, whether you choose $5 or $10 or $25 each month. You invest directly in better reporting and more detailed analysis—in English and in Spanish—of the most important stories affecting Spain.

The truth about how Spain is changing.

Iberian Adventurer
  • Patrons only column
  • Patrons only audio
  • Extra audio: ALL
  • Extra videos: ALL
  • Image resolution: HIGH
  • Printed images: 1/month
  • We must witness Spain

Spain News Fan
  • Patrons only column
  • Patrons only audio
  • Extra audio: 2
  • Extra videos: 2
  • Image resolution: HIGH
  • Printed images: NO
  • All the news & analysis

Supporter Of The Truth
  • Patrons only column
  • Patrons only audio
  • Extra audio: 1
  • Extra videos: 1
  • Image resolution: normal
  • Printed images: NO
  • Support the truth

  • Select a new : /month
  • Which country do you pay taxes in?

* #### Reader comments *“I follow you on Twitter, so…I love all the content you have it there. I just needed to do my bit for you to keep going! Thanks for the AWESOME job you do!”* *“I feel happier paying a small amount each month rather than having them stay introducing loads of adverts / product placements etc. What keeps me subscribed is the ongoing content being available - and the thought that I'm contributing to quality content.”* *“Love the journalism you do. We need many more like you in Spain, where there is not much impartiality around.”*

** **Note:** There are no ads here, which is better for you, better for me, and better for the quality of the journalism.

How does it work?

  1. Click on the you wish to
  2. Make sure your tax country is correct
  3. Enter your email address and credit card details
  4. The server will check your card and do some sums…
  5. Click "Guarantee journalism now"
  6. That's it, welcome aboard, you will get a couple of emails

Notes:

  1. If you would like to a larger , please click here
  2. You can print receipts or invoices for all your in "My Account"
  3. Any problems or questions, email: matthew@thespainreport.es
Get The Spain Report by email

Get original, detailed, independent reporting and analysis of the stories changing Spain. Full-text articles delivered right to your inbox, in English. You can also choose to get them in Spanish. No ads, no spam. Just readers.

What is The Spain Report?

Independent reporting and analysis of the most important stories changing the country, written by Matthew Bennett, a British journalist who has been living and working in Spain for most of the past 20 years. Read more

Questions, stories, interviews, tips: matthew@thespainreport.com
WhatsApp/Signal: (0034) 647 81 81 43
Twitter: @matthewbennett

©2021 Matthew Bennett
The Spain Report | En español