Covid’s second surge has begun disrupting elective care at hospitals outside the north west, HSJ has learned.
At Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, the number of patients with COVID-19 is “rising fast”, causing ward closures and elective care disruption, according to an internal memo seen by HSJ.
The memo, sent by the trust’s divisional director for surgery Simon Parsons, said covid admissions to the trust “are way past 100 and rising fast”.
“There are also outbreaks of covid on certain wards, which have resulted in closures of beds,” Mr Parsons said.
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