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MetiNews.Com - An NHS document shows there are no spare beds for patients in Salford, Stockport and Bolton, according to The Guardian
Breaking News ! Greater Manchester could run out of hospital beds to treat coronavirus patients, and some of the region's hospitals are already full, according to a leaked document. Hospitals in Salford, Stockport and Bolton were at maximum capacity by Friday due to the resurgence of the disease, The Guardian reports. It mean there were no spare beds to deal with the growing influx of patients. The leaked NHS document 'suggested that Greater Manchester’s hospitals are quickly heading towards being overwhelmed by the sheer number of people with Covid needing emergency care to save their lives, in the same way that those in Liverpool have become in recent weeks', according to the newspaper. By Friday, a total of 211 of the 257 critical care beds in Greater Manchester, 82pc, were reportedly already being used by coronavirus patients or those critically ill with another illness. Another 110 new patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus were admitted to hospital in the 24 hours before the spreadsheet was shared with NHS bosses on Friday. The Nightingale Hospital in the city centre may have to open in a few weeks (Image: Joel Goodman) It reportedly took the total number of patients they were dealing with at that point to 520. Earlier this month, the Manchester Evening News reported how Covid hospital admissions in the region were projected to hit the April peak by the end of October. Read More Related Articles How to sign up to our newsletter to get the latest headlines from the M.E.N.
. The projections, presented at a meeting between leaders and officials on October 6, also models 20,000 new coronavirus cases here a day by that point.
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Latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester
It would make it far higher than in April, although a big difference in the amount of tests carried out makes it hard to compare.
The number of coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester as a whole is only up 3 per cent week on week,
(Image: Joel Goodman)
NHS bosses in Greater Manchester are considering opening the region’s Nightingale hospital as a way to help deal with the surge in patients. The number of coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester as a whole is up around 3 per cent week on week, according to latest figures. The latest leak comes as local leaders in Greater Manchester enters another week of tense negotiations with central government over the introduction of tougher measures in the region. They have so far failed to reach an agreement. The Prime Minister has been heaping pressure on local leaders to commit to bringing in 'Tier 3' restrictions, the highest in the new Covid-alert system. But mayor Andy Burnham accused the government of trying to introduce measures on the cheap in a passionate speech last week. Today he wrote a letter to the prime minister and political leaders in Westminster, urging them to apply a “full and fair furlough scheme” - covering 80% of wages or at least the national minimum wage.
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