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‘A lifeboat in the ocean:’ Nurses on life inside a downtown Vancouver hospital (SPH)

Registered nurse Zoe Manarangi Bake-Paterson is photographed at St. Paul's hospital in downtown Vancouver B.C. Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Photo credit: Times Colonist)

VANCOUVER — As a registered nurse in the emergency department at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Zoe Manarangi Bake-Paterson wonders whether she’ll be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

There’s palpable stress in the department, she says, as she and her colleagues prepare for a surge of cases that may or may not arrive.

“I just wonder how this will change me or change my co-workers in our practice or in our personal lives, because I think it’s a lot that’s going to come our way. I just wonder, when we come through the other side, how different will we be?”

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