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‘It makes them feel better’: skin and haircare regime a hit for ICU patients

Covid prompted Ginny Wanjiro at St Thomas’ to get funding for scheme reflecting the diversity of Lambeth

Despite having worked as a nurse at St Thomas’ hospital in south London for more than 20 years, it took until the start of the coronavirus pandemic for Ginny Wanjiro to realise what was missing from the care of her most ill and vulnerable patients.

“Coronavirus really opened my eyes. We had so many patients coming into the intensive care units who were very sick,” Wanjiro says. “Their hair was terrible, their skin was flaky, and they were in a really bad shape. I was thinking, what are we lacking here? What do we need to improve the ICU?”

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