Inside the hospital where Covid patient numbers increased four-fold in a week | ITV News

by 24britishtvJan. 8, 2022, 5:50 a.m. 16
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For a while the Omicron wave was only really affecting London hospitals. It’s not anymore. Hospital admissions are increasing in most Northern regions and the Midlands is seeing a rise too. At New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, Covid patients have increased from 27 to 100 in a week. Thankfully, very few have needed intensive care treatment, but all have needed a bed and staff to care for them. This is the direct effect of Covid, impacting hospitals. As more and more Covid patients arrive, there is less room for patients with other ailments and even less for patients hoping to have a non-urgent operation they may have waited months for. But the indirect effect of Covid is causing perhaps even greater problems for the hospital. Read more of ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan's blog here: https://bit.ly/3F5nETk • 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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