NHS chief warns hospitals could face ‘one of the most challenging winters on record’

NHS chief warns hospitals could face ‘one of the most challenging winters on record’

NHS chief warns hospitals could face ‘one of the most challenging winters on record’

The i says the NHS is heading into “one of its most challenging winters”, with Covid-19, waiting lists and staffing issues increasing fears that it will be pushed beyond capacity, a leading health service chief has told i.

The warning comes after i revealed on Monday that the Government has contingency plans for an October half-term “firebreak” lockdown should NHS hospital admissions threaten to breach capacity in the coming weeks.

Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers – the membership organisation for NHS trusts in England – said that on top of Covid-19 admissions and record NHS waiting list of 5.45 million people, the NHS was expecting high levels of flu and of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among children in the coming months.

https://inews.co.uk/news/nhs-chief-warns-hospitals-most-challenging-winter-covid-flu-1186961


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