Our Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies is at the Aneurin Bevan Health Board area – which was hit hard as Covid cases rapidly rose during the early stages of the outbreak. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
During the height of the pandemic we interviewed one of their consultants, Dave Hepburn, who gave a very candid account of what they were experiencing and the relative youth of those they were seeing in intensive care.
A consultant working alongside him called Nick Mason – who’s also a photographer – began documenting life across their hospital as the pandemic stretched their critical care unit to near breaking point. In days off and at the end of shifts he began compiling a remarkable archive, 2,000 images in total, to capture – in his words – this unprecedented moment in the history of the NHS.
The filmmaker Dave Young has been to meet Nick Mason – and some of those he photographed in the midst of the pandemic – to reflect on the past and what the months ahead could bring too. This is their film.
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