September 14, 2021
Two weeks ago, Adrianne Scott, 43, was in the fight of her life.
Lying on a hospital bed, under a tent at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Scott, a clinical nurse, recalled that she had never felt such terror.
Scott was admitted to hospital on August 29, suffering from COVID-19-related pneumonia. She would spend the next 11 days paralyzed with fear, facing a battle that she did not think she could win.
“I was on the brink of death,” Scott told The Nassau Guardian.
“I could feel my life force leaving me. The scary part about it was, no medication worked.”
Scott, who works in the Accident and Emergency Department of PMH, said having to be admitted to hospital was her “worst nightmare”.
“I already know what going to the hospital entailed,” she said.
“The hospital is very short staffed and short on resources. We were always that way.
“When we knew COVID was coming, we didn’t know how we would make it because we knew that the social impact of COVID would be even worse on top of everything else.”
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