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Rankin Captures NHS Heroes In Series Of Stunning Portraits

By Rachel Moss

We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic.
ICUs, Mortuaries And Prisons: The NHS Heroes Sent Into The Unknown When Covid-19 Hit

Emma Kelly, Critical Care Nurse, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kelly says she recently had the hardest day of her career so far due to Covid-19.

“One of my patients deteriorated rapidly and a decision was made to switch to end of life care,” she says. “The patient was a Covid-19 case, which meant family visits were restricted. Sitting there holding her hand and relaying messages from her family is something that will stay with me forever.”

Dr Farzana Hussain, a GP at Project Surgery, Newham, says she feels “privileged” to have been able to go to work every day and make a difference to people’s lives during the pandemic.

“Now more than ever, it’s important that we see the humanity that makes up our GP practices, community services and hospitals,” she says. “Every member of staff has their own story, fears and hopes for the future. I think Rankin’s photography brings this out really well.”

Farzana Hussain, GP, Project Surgery, Newham, London

Those photographed include an ICU consultant, a Covid-19 critical care nurse, a midwife, a psychiatrist, a hospital porter, a Covid-19 ward cleaner, a paramedic, a GP, a pharmacist, a district nurse, a 111 call centre worker, and a chief information officer.

All have played a vital role in managing the response to coronavirus and supporting people impacted by the disease.

Like many of us across the UK, Rankin says he was moved by the “incredible efforts” of those working for the NHS when the pandemic began to unfold.

“Taking a portrait is a unique and intimate experience, even with social distancing in place,” he says. “Everyone had their own inspiring story, which to them was just doing their job. I hope these images portray the resilience and courage they show every day in the face of real adversity.”

See the full collection below.

Marc Lyons, ICU Consultant, East Cheshire NHS TrustSarah Jensen, Chief Information Officer, Barts Health NHS TrustLaura Arrowsmith, Cleaner, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustStuart Brookfield, Paramedic, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation TrustRoopak Khara, General Adult Psychiatrist, West London NHS TrustAli Abdi, Porter, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation TrustClaudia Anghel, Midwife, University Hospital Coventry and WarwickshireJack Hannay Manikum, 111 call handler, West Midlands Ambulance ServiceAnne Roberts, District Nurse, Midlands Partnership Foundation TrustAde Williams, Superintendent Pharmacist, Bedminster Pharmacy, Bristol

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