Exhibitions in Scotland
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the personal and professional challenges that nursing and healthcare professionals face every day. The public looked to them as masked heroes but many felt they were just doing their job.
Yet this pandemic, like others before it, exposed the risks taken by nursing professionals at work. Over 850 healthcare workers are thought to have died after contracting COVID-19 in 2020. The pandemic was not equal, impacting on some staff more than others, particularly those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
The risk of infection occurred everywhere that nursing took place: whether in the community, in care homes, in mental health or in maternity wards.
This exhibition looks behind the masks, to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of nursing staff during COVID-19 and past pandemics.
If visiting in person, the exhibition is open Monday to Thursday from 10am until 4pm.
The exhibition is also available in online.
30 Nov 2023 - 16 May 2024
Nursing in COVID-19 - RCN Scotland member stories
Previous events in our current exhibition series:
Exhibition launch: UNMASKED: Real Stories of Nursing in COVID-19
Our previous exhibition and events
Watch videos of our previous exhibition events:
Exhibition launch event
A conversation with Learning Disability Nurses
Celebrating Learning Disability Nursing
Page last updated - 21/12/2023