Fiona Barton is a staff nurse in the cardiothoracic unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

This interview took place on 8 October 2020.

Issues with the audio quality are due to problems at the time of recording.


00:00 Introduction

00:18 The effect of coronavirus pandemic on working hours and practices

02:50 Comments on availability of medical equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

03:51 Complexities of treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic

07:00 Thoughts on the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic

08:57 Comments on the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the NHS

11:35 Comments on government responses to the pandemic

15:22 Thoughts on public responses to the pandemic including comments on how challenges brought on by the coronavirus have affected mental health

19:43 Recounting experiences of colleagues who contracted coronavirus