Many medical workers suffered trauma from working in the intensive care unit during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK; study shows that medical workers display post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression, and some think they are in a tragic situation. The UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that officials are thinking about placing Covid-19 patients in hotels as a “backup plan,” such as the intense stress placed on hospitals by the latest wave of coronavirus cases. Psychotherapist and writer Owen O’Kane, who worked as an NHS clinical lead for mental health and as a nurse caring for people living in serious illnesses before, said that medical workers used to deal with stressful surroundings. Also, they used to deal with death and tough choices — but he thinks the part of the challenge now is that the intensity is not stopping. They are constantly dealing with difficult situations and seeing lots of people die.