NHS trusts in England declare critical incidents amid Covid staff crisis

Posted by on January 3, 2022 2:40 pm
Categories: Global Stories

At least six trusts in have issued alerts as fears grow vital care will be compromised by workforce absence

Multiple NHS trusts across England have declared “critical incidents” amid soaring staff absences caused by Covid-19, with health leaders saying many parts of the service are now “in a state of crisis”.

Boris Johnson on Monday ruled out the introduction of new curbs “for now” but said he recognised that the pressure on the NHS and its hospitals, was “going to be considerable in the course of the next couple of weeks, and maybe more”.

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