“This is the face of reality. This is the face going through hell” ICU nurse shares pic of exhausted bruised face after 13 hr shift in plea to keep people indoors


An intensive care nurse has shared a picture of her exhausted face, bruised by wearing protective gear for 13 hours a day, in a bid to keep people indoors over Easter. She posted the picture with the following message on Facebook.

When you’re tempted to go out this Easter, remember this face. 

This is the face of an ICU nurse. 

This is the face of working 65 hours over the last six days. 

This is the face of reality. 

This is the face going through hell. 

This is the face full of pressure damage from wearing PPE for almost 13 hours a day. 

This is the face of someone who fears for her own health and all her colleagues, past and present.

This is the face of someone putting their life on the line for your families. 

This is the face of someone who hasn’t seen their own family for nearly a month.

This is the face of someone who holds your dying family member’s hand, so they’re never alone. 

This is the face of someone who is exhausted, but will continue to fight Covid-19. 

This is the face of someone who will carry on, no matter what.

This is the face of someone who is proud to stand on the frontline with all key workers.

This is the face of someone who wants lock down to end.

This is the face that is begging you, to NOT go out this Easter weekend.

This is the face that is begging you to abide by the social distancing rules.

This is the face of an ICU nurse that is begging you: to stay inside, protect us, protect the NHS and help us save lives. 


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