Lucy Pitt, Claire Cox and Kat Thomas, critical care nurses, along with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) consultant John Kilic, all from Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital, spent weeks caring for hundreds of refugees who fled war-torn countries.
Their talk on Thursday is part of refugee month activities which the Migrant and Refugee Solidarity @ University of Brighton group has organised.
Lucy said: “When we arrived we simply were not prepared for what we saw. As senior members of the Intensive Care Unit team we have all experienced difficult situations and trauma but this level of human suffering was shocking.
“There are 12-14,000 people at Idomeni and no facilities. About 10 toilets, no showers, nothing. It was cold and raining and people didn’t have shoes or warm clothes. They were wet, cold and sick with chest infections.