Harrowing pictures capture doctors battling to save dying coronavirus patients during 12-hour night shift on ICU ward

HARROWING pictures show hero doctors battling to save dying coronavirus patients during a gruelling 12-hour shift on an ICU ward.

Access into the units, where seriously ill patients are taken, is usually extremely restricted but one photographer was granted exclusive access at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

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Christopher Bobyn, of The Nine, BBC News Scotland, took a collection of black and white poignant images to highlight the devastating reality of the pandemic.

His photographs demonstrate the true horror of coronavirus, which has claimed more than 27,000 lives in the UK, and the brave heroes who are fighting the disease on the frontline.

Hairmyres hospital normally has one intensive care unit but has opened a second unit to treat the high number of patients.

According to the BBC, it has been running at 240 per cent capacity but is equipped to go up to 400 per cent.

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