24 Hours In A&E Nurse Suffers Painful Facial Burns After Patient Throws Boiling Water On Her
A nurse from the Channel 4 TV show 24 Hours in A&E has been rushed to hospital with severe burns after a patient threw boiling water all over her.
25-year-old psychiatric nurse Christie was rushed to St George's Hospital in South West London where she was treated for significant burns to her head, neck, and chest.
Hospital staff treated her with painkillers, morphine, and controlling the amount of air that reached the burns so as to prevent further skin damage. However, despite controlling the extent of the burns, this sort of treatment is often incredibly painful.
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The shocking moments around the attack and during Christie's treatment at the hospital will be shown on the docu-series this evening.
This might seem as if it would be enough to put anyone off going into the same profession as Christie, but she has always worked in mental health and says that she loves her job in the psychiatric hospital.
In fact, she says that it is all part of the risks involved with her job caring for those with profound mental health problems.
Her boyfriend, Nathan, doesn't see it that way and wants her to leave her position and get a job in an office.
He tells the television cameras that he is always worried for her safety every time she heads off to work on the psychiatric ward.
Upon arrival at the hospital, he is seen to be visibly shocked and upset by his girlfriend's injuries. Luckily, the hospital staff are on hand to offer him a bit of comfort and to help him calm down.
Despite her daughter's burns and her own concerns, Christie's mum still wants her to pursue the career she's always wanted to do and that she feels so passionate about.
She tells the 24 Hours In A&E cameras that 'love is letting them do what they want to do'.
Eventually, Christie was transferred to another hospital - London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - which has a specialist burns department when her injuries worsened.
She's a tough cookie though, and she managed to return to work very quickly after her ordeal.
Despite being so resilient and able to get straight back to work after what must have been a massively traumatic experience, she explains on the show that the incident has knocked her confidence quite a lot.
Massive respect to everyone out there on the front-line of the NHS, doing the jobs that most of us just wouldn't be able to do.
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