Healthcare in England is struggling to cope under the backlog pressure and minimal staff. People are being asked to get their Covid positive loved ones discharged from hospitals by NHS chiefs as services are suffering under the pressure.
Across England, the health services have been going downhill which led the NHS chiefs to declare only critical patients should be admitted in medical facilities. There is an enormous backlog of patients and the staff’s absence is adding to medical care struggles.
The chief medical officer for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have issued a plea to the patient’s relatives to take discharge for their loved ones even if they are covid-positive. The staff sickness rates have increased leading to shortage of people to care for the loved ones. The Covid 19 cases have dramatically risen leading to many people in need of immediate treatment.
England is facing a storm in their health care and the citizens should help the frontline NHS according to Dr Derek Sandeman, of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight care system. The hospitals are filling up and currently have 650 Covid-19 patients across the region.
The number is double the number of patients compared to January 2021. More than 2,800 NHS staff are off sick, half of which has resulted from Covid-19.Officials have asked people to stay away from emergency departments and get the loved ones discharged unless their condition is life threatening. Hospitals are now prioritizing critical condition patients.