Inside a Covid-19 ward at Forth Valley Royal hospital

It is only two months since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Scotland on March 1.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 1:08 pm
Senior charge Donna Read attends to a patient

But in the weeks since then life has changed dramatically and sadly, some people have lost their lives – 124 in Forth Valley.

However, hundreds more have been saved by the dedication of the NHS staff who have nursed them back to health.

This week Falkirk Herald chief photographer Michael Gillen was given access to one of the Larbert hospital’s Covid-19 wards to capture the care being given to patients.

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Staff on Ward B12
Staff go about their duties on Ward B12
Senior charge nurse Rosario Walshe from Denny
Staff on ward B12
Staff on the busy Covid-19 ward have to constantly change their PPE
Another busy day on Ward B12
Senior charge nurse Donna Read putting on PPE before going to attend to a patient.
Coronavirus patient Janet Carroll (65)
Senior charge nurse Donna Read attends to patient Janet Carroll
Senior charge nurse Donna Read attends to patient Janet Carroll
Senior charge nurse Donna Read attends to patient Janet Carroll
Senior charge nurse Donna Read attends to patient Janet Carroll
Hand washing is vitally important to avoid the spread of coronavirus
Senior charge nurse Donna Read with patient Robin Bennie
Senior charge nurses Rosario Walshe, left, and Donna Read