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Hospitals experiencing "perfect storm"

NHS bosses have warned as Covid-19 infections rise, the demand for A&E ha surged, colliding with holiday season. 

According to reports, hospitals are being told to brace themselves as admissions to hospital for patients with Covid have risen by more than 30 per cent over the past week.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, chief executive Dame Jackie Daniel has said, “We are going through the ‘perfect storm’ of high numbers of Covid patients in hospital, high Covid infections in the community, which is affecting staff and our families, unprecedented levels of urgent and emergency demand and peak holiday season, all of which comes after 18 months of exhausting work.”

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Source: The Independent, 25 July 2021


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