Tuesday 5 January 2021

Casualty! It hit hard! (No Spoilers).

This wasn't a planned blog post. I wrote it on Saturday night after watching the newest episode of the TV show Casualty. Have you seen it yet? Even if you are not a fan of it, watch it. It gives a whole new perspective of Coronavirus!

I feel bad, I clapped for the NHS on a Thursday night but never actually thought much about how it really effected the NHS staff. I knew they were tired and the PPE situation was dire, they were struggling for empty beds but but that's all I thought about. I was thinking more of my family and those close to me than the people who would care for them if they were ill.

Watching Saturday's episode of Casualty it gave an insight into what hospital wards looked like during the first wave as doctors and nurses put their lives on the line to save others. It was hard hitting and by far the most emotional episode I've ever seen and I have seen a fair few in my time, I had to pause it half way through just to have a break from crying!

Casualty tweet

A delivery of body bags, way more than was expected was the first thing that shook me, their first case of Coronavirus and realised the patient should have been isolated. Jade not being able to understand what was going on because of the masks. (She relies on lip reading because of her hearing loss.) That hit me hard because my girl, Ellie struggles with that too. She's only deaf in one ear but does lip read a little to pick up the rest of the conversation. We didn't realise how much until people started wearing masks. 

There was so much reality in this episode of Casualty. It seemed more like a documentary than a soap/drama show. The lack of PPE, patients being sent to care homes while infected, families being told they couldn't be with their loved one's while they passed away, friends dying and so much sadness. 

Connie said, ‘The NHS was on its knees already… then we get hit with a pandemic and they expect us to perform miracles.’ We saw bravery, kindness in abundance and several miracles but not, sadly, for poor *****. The ED will never be the same again. 

I don't think life is ever going to be the same again. For those who've lost loved one's, for those who've worked in hospitals and for those who have been ill. 

I know it's just a TV show but it gave us a glimpse of what life was and still is like in our hospitals. It is a horrible time we're living in and that episode of Casualty highlighted it. The NHS is on it's knees and those who are breaking the rules, meeting up with friends and travelling all over are just adding to the strain. Those idiots need to watch this episode of Casualty to give them a reality check.

Everyone working for the NHS staff deserve a pay rise, they are the people keeping this country running. They are our heroes and as much as I thought I knew it Saturday made me realise it even more.

Did you watch it? What did you think?


  1. I've not watched it Kim. I watch a tiny bit of reality on Google Box once and I was crying my eyes out. I try not to read or watch anything about it as it is upsetting. I watch my 26 year old son lost 30lb in 30 days after he had it and was days away from being very serious when he got admitted to hospital for a week. The virus triggered diabetes type 1 for him and his life has changed forever :(

    1. Oh gosh! Your poor son. Sending love and hugs. I hope he is doing OK now x

  2. I have never heard of "Casualty". I wonder if we can see it in the US. I have read plenty of articles written by health care workers during the pandemic and they have made me cry. I can't even imagine the dedication and selflessness of those brave doctors and nurses. I just read an article in our local paper that said our intensive care beds are all full. Health care workers are exhausted and drained but people just keep on insisting on not taking precautions. Ugh!!!

    1. I think you probably could watch it in the US. It's on the BBC and I think it is available with you. It is a scary and worrying time. Stay safe x