Hospitals in the Midwest and Southwest are seeing record levels of COVID-19 patients

Hospitals across the US – including in the Great Plains, the Midwest and the Southwest – are seeing record highs of COVID-19 patients. As of Tuesday, more than 43,000 people were hospitalized as the country deals with a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to The COVID Tracking Project. These are levels not seen … Read more Hospitals in the Midwest and Southwest are seeing record levels of COVID-19 patients

NHS tells hospitals not to cancel operations this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’

Operations must not be cancelled this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’, the NHS has ordered hospitals. Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for NHS England, said last night that he was ‘determined’ that routine services keep running despite the second wave. But an investigation by this newspaper has found hospitals are already calling off operations, adding … Read more NHS tells hospitals not to cancel operations this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’

Liverpool’s hospitals are now treating more coronavirus patients now than in April

Liverpool’s hospitals are treating more coronavirus patients now than they were at  the peak of the crisis, it was claimed today. The medical director of the biggest NHS trust in the city said beds occupied by Covid-19 patients had already surpassed levels in April and that they were ‘continuing to rise’. Dr Tristan Cope, of … Read more Liverpool’s hospitals are now treating more coronavirus patients now than in April

Czech hospitals are three weeks from being overwhelmed, PM warns

Czech hospitals are three weeks away from being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, the government has said as Germany announced a new high of more than 11,000 infections today and Rome imposed a curfew to fight off the second wave.   The Czech Republic is seeing Europe’s biggest surge in infections with a new one-day record of … Read more Czech hospitals are three weeks from being overwhelmed, PM warns

Hospitals urgently need more consultants as they face huge backlog of treatment, medical union warns

Top doctor shortage is risking ‘catastrophe’: Hospitals urgently need more consultants as they face huge backlog of treatment, medical union warns British Medical Association has warned of a huge backlog of treatments Problem exacerbated by consultants retiring early over workload and morale BMA recommends bringing in more medical students and making proper use of retired doctors … Read more Hospitals urgently need more consultants as they face huge backlog of treatment, medical union warns

Hospitals cancel operations as Covid cases surge

A doctor has asked a grieving family if they could confirm the death over video link amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gillian Orman, from Southampton, rang the NHS after her mother Kathleen Bricknell, 86, died. A doctor said everyone in the house – including her deceased mother – would have to wear a mask during an … Read more Hospitals cancel operations as Covid cases surge

Liverpool’s biggest hospitals are 10% closer to capacity than they normally are in October

Liverpool’s biggest hospitals are only 10 per cent closer to capacity than normal for October, official data has revealed. The city’s NHS critical care beds are usually 85 per cent full at this time of year, with 51 out of 60 beds occupied across three hospitals, according to NHS England data from the past six … Read more Liverpool’s biggest hospitals are 10% closer to capacity than they normally are in October

NHS hospitals in England are cancelling operations to make way for a surge in coronavirus patients

Hospitals across England are cancelling routine operations to make way for a surge in coronavirus patients. University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust said it was temporarily pausing non-critical planned surgery at Derriford Hospital, although day case procedures are still going ahead. Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Steve Warburton told staff in a memo … Read more NHS hospitals in England are cancelling operations to make way for a surge in coronavirus patients

Hospitals in Blackpool, Newcastle and Liverpool seeing two thirds as many Covid patients as at peak

NHS hospitals in Blackpool are treating up to 65 per cent as many patients as they were at the peak of the outbreak in April, statistics show. In Newcastle and Liverpool, admission rates are nudging closer numbers not seen for six months as the second wave of Covid-19 rips through the North of England. Cases … Read more Hospitals in Blackpool, Newcastle and Liverpool seeing two thirds as many Covid patients as at peak

HHS threatens to cut off funding for US hospitals if they don’t report data on COVID-19 patients

HHS threatens to cut off funding for US hospitals if they do not start reporting data on COVID-19 patients within 14 weeks after hundreds fail to regularly share stats with the White House HHS is threatening to cut off of Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospitals that do not report data on coronavirus and influenza … Read more HHS threatens to cut off funding for US hospitals if they don’t report data on COVID-19 patients