(BBC) Portait of a Heroine: A C of E Deacon who left medicine for church returns to the NHS front line

A deacon who left medicine to join the church has gone back to the NHS front line to help fight coronavirus because there was “a need and an ask”.

The Reverend Dr Susan Salt spent more than 30 years as a physician before joining Blackburn Diocese in 2019.

She decided to rejoin Blackpool Victoria Hospital after the government called on retired medics to return.

She said she hoped her experience meant she could support patients “spiritually and mentally as well as physically”.

Dr Salt, who lives in Grimsargh and was working in the Preston and Garstang area, joined a diocese group responding to the pandemic in March, providing medical and bereavement advice and guidance.

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