Table 4

Thematic analysis of frequent comments made by surveyed participants (N=173)

Themesn (%)
Inadequate PPE for staff42 (24.2)
Lack of leadership, guidance and support from senior management33 (19.0)
Redeployment to ITU without appropriate training and support28 (16.1)
Concern for patients’ well-being28 (16.1)
Concern about family and friends22 (12.7)
Unclear changes in hospital policies and guidelines19 (10.9)
Lack of testing for staff15 (8.6)
Concern for personal well-being12 (6.9)
Impact of high mortality and morbidity5 (2.8)
  • ITU, intensive therapy unit; PPE, personal protective equipment.