Canine care for Covid medics in Bolton

Video Report by Ann O'Connor

Meet Mason, the staff in Intensive Care at the Royal Bolton Hospital have and they're delighted, despite the trials of the last year.

The Labrador, Golden retriever-cross belongs to one of the consultants and wanted to cheer up her colleagues as they continue to treat patients with Covid.

Mason had been training to be a guide dog but he was too gentle and not confident enough for the role.

Mason playing with staff after a long shift on the Intensive Care Unit

Although Mason will not be able to become a guide dog, he is set to take a different path and will work as a buddy dog for children with vision impairments.