We all do it tough working in emergency departments, however watching the following videos from the ED and ICU in Bara hospital in Soweto, South Africa makes me feel like I have it easy. The following videos tells of stories of patients being stabbed and arriving to hospital 10 hours later because that’s how long and ambulance takes to get to them. A single motor vehicle accident generally involves 12 patients, and a trauma patients generally receives their first few hours of care in the corridor.
24 hours of Trauma in the Emergency Department:
The Intensive Care Unit:
To watch more videos on Saving Soweto and the conditions doctors and nurses face working in the South African health system check out Aljazeera.