BOSTON (WHDH) – A nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital said she sees how changing visitor policies at local hospitals are impacting patients with and without coronavirus every day — so she stepped up to help one in need.
“My heart breaks for our patients,” Mary Kelley said. She has been a registered nurse for 14 years and was formerly working in the cardiology department before she was moved to the COVID-19 unit last week.
“Just a couple of weeks ago, I sensed my patient was truly anxious. She received a cardiac diagnosis so she was upset about it,” she explained.
With a no visitor policy in place at many hospitals, it has been tough for patients, their families and healthcare workers like Kelley.