Beyond the numbers, these individual stories tell the personal impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on Victorians and their families. These are personal stories sharing the effect the virus is having on individuals, and through telling individual stories, reminds us all we have a part to play in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.
June - Coronavirus Survivor
June, went from knowing she “didn’t feel quite right”, to 32 days in ICU. As coronavirus quickly took hold, medical staff believed she may not live through the first night. The virus has left its mark
Michael - Coronavirus Survivor
Michael, 46 years old, contracted coronavirus. While in an induced coma, he was unaware that his wife and mother-in-law had also contracted the virus.
Sam and Greg - Cornavirus Survivors
Sarah, has been battling coronavirus for nearly 8 weeks. In and out of hospital, isolating away from her two little boys has been heartwrenching.
Deb and Greg - parents
Deb and Greg, juggle their emotions of pride and fear, as their daughter Catherine, a nurse at The Royal Children's Hospital, works in the last line of our defence against coronavirus
Associate Professor Craig French, head of ICU at Western Health
Associate Professor Craig French, head of ICU at Western Health, sees first-hand the terrible impact coronavirus has on patients every day. Hear his story.
Amanda Nurse Unit Manager at Northern Health
Amanda, a Nurse Unit Manager at Northern Health, captures the thoughts of our health service workers, describing the exhaustion of providing care during this critical time.
Reviewed 01 September 2020