British nurse battling Ebola in London hospital is in ‘critical condition’

Pauline Cafferkey

A Glaswegian nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to the UK from Sierra Leone is in critical condition, it is understood.

Pauline Cafferkey was transferred to the Royal Free London Hospital on Monday to receive treatment for the virus which has so far killed thousands across west Africa.

The 39-year-old was reportedly sitting up and talking in recent days, but has ‘deteriorated’ into a critical condition, hospital sources said today.

It comes as another suspected case of Ebola was reported in Gloucestershire this afternoon.

A brief statement on the hospital’s website said: ‘The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is sorry to announce that the condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days and is now critical’…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    And just whose lives did she save (if any) at the cost of her own?
    I doubt it was worth it.

    • tom_billesley

      I agree. The resources would have been better spent on equipping and training locals who wouldn’t want to have regular vacations back in the West, This has completely demolished the credibility of measures taken for UK border screening. There’s now a second patient who arrived back in Swindon, England.

  • What a terrible story with such terrible emotions involved…

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    My prayers for her,what ever sacrifice she did it was for other humans,I hope she can survive that illness !!!!!!

  • DD_Austin

    She is a wantabe heroine whose name may go down in history

    like Typhoid Mary

    “Nurses” who don’t know the meaning of quarantine, aren’t nurses, they;re dangerous

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      Have to agree, many nurses ‘unwittingly’ pass on mersa, c-difficile, etc … to patients whose immune systems are weak because they are cutting corners due to what they say are time constraints.

  • The CDC

    She didn’t follow protocol.

    – The CDC

    • simus1

      Very difficult for anyone to follow present protocols for Ebola in year round tropical saunas like West Africa. The expenses involved in providing sterile climate controlled remote treatment and care of infectious patients would be a huge cost with no real way to enforce compliance.
      There are also formidable deeply rooted ignorance based cultural practices that keep spreading the disease.

  • Rosenmops

    Maybe if Western countries stopped inviting all the doctors and nurses who are native to Africa to come to the West, there would be more African doctors left in Africa to look after sick Africans and everyone would be happier.

    And when students from Africa come to the West to study most of them never go back. How is that supposed to help Africa?

    • Frau Katze

      It’s doesn’t help Africa at all.