Dr Natalie Mincher: COVID-19 pandemic | Association of Anaesthetists

Dr Natalie Mincher: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Natalie Mincher: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Mincher is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Wales. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she has worked at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

In this interview by Dr Michael Ward conducted in November 2020, Dr Mincher reflects on her experience as newly appointed Consultant Anaesthetist during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can listen to the audio recording of the interview now.


The table below indicates points of particular interest within the interview.

Time code (roughly)  Point of interest 
 00:01:40 Dr Mincher describes her hospital’s preparations for Covid, their first cases and staff falling ill.
 00:10:37 Dr Mincher describes her role during the peak of the pandemic.
 00:14:20 Discussion of the Dragon’s Heart Hospital at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
 00:23:07 Dr Mincher compares the atmosphere during the pandemic’s first wave to now (November 2020)
 00:26:30 Dr Mincher talks about the merger of two hospitals in the Trust four months ahead of schedule to create more ITU capacity.
 00:35:20 Dr Mincher responds to the question:

Do you think we will actually get back to what was our previous norm?