Covid-19: ‘Care home work completely changed me as a person’


At 18, Fiona Hopkin got her first full-time job in a care home near Belfast.

Two months later, the coronavirus pandemic hit and the care home soon had its first case.

Fiona caught Covid-19 herself but was soon back on the frontline with her co-workers, comforting the dying.

Almost one in five of the residents in the care home died in the first wave of the pandemic.

Fiona now works in a pharmacy but her Covid experiences took a toll on her mental health.

Spotlight: Covid & Care – Searching for Answers will be on BBC One NI at 22:35 on Tuesday.



BBC News

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