The Guardian – ‘NHS put on crisis footing as Omicron variant surges’

The NHS has been told to prepare for an influx of COVID hospital admissions by discharging as many people as it can to free up beds, The Guardian reports.

The Guardian – ‘NHS put on crisis footing as Omicron variant surges’

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‘NHS put on crisis footing as Omicron variant surges’  

The NHS has been told to prepare for an influx of COVID hospital admissions by discharging as many people as it can to free up beds, The Guardian reports. 

In a letter to hospitals, NHS England bosses have said “patients who could be discharged to care homes, hospices, their own homes or hotels before Christmas to free up beds should be” – with the Guardian reporting that hotels are now operating as temporary care set-ups with workers flown in from Spain and Greece to relieve pressure on NHS beds.

Alarm at an overhaul of human rights and the latest on the Harry Dunn case also make the front page. 

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