Covid: 17 hospitals across Greater Manchester pause non-urgent surgeries as cases soar | ITV News

by 24britishtvJan. 5, 2022, 11:50 p.m. 18
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Routine surgery and appointments at 17 hospitals across Greater Manchester have been put on hold because of the rising impact of Covid. The move is a "temporary measure" and will not affect cancer and urgent care - including cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and transplantation, the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority said in some hospitals, more than one in five patients have Covid and around 15% of hospital staff are off ill with Covid or isolating. Read more: https://bit.ly/3JMhZFa • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/

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