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MetiNews.Com - Greater Manchester is set to run out of hospital beds as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the region, a leaked NHS document suggests. Hospitals in Salford, Stockport and Bolton are already full according to the analysis, which has been shared with The Guardian. A local spike in Covid-19 infections pushed them to maximum capacity by Friday, leaving them with no spare

Uk news North is 'running out of hospital beds' as Covid surge takes hold London news

MetiNews.Com - Greater Manchester is set to run out of hospital beds as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the region, a leaked NHS document suggests. Hospitals in Salford, Stockport and Bolton are already full according to the analysis, which has been shared with The Guardian. A local spike in Covid-19 infections pushed them to maximum capacity by Friday, leaving them with no spare

Uk news  North is 'running out of hospital beds' as Covid surge takes hold London news
18 October 2020 - 22:16

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Greater Manchester is set to run out of hospital beds as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the region, a leaked NHS document suggests. Hospitals in Salford, Stockport and Bolton are already full according to the analysis, which has been shared with The Guardian. A local spike in Covid-19 infections pushed them to maximum capacity by Friday, leaving them with no spare beds in which to treat the growing number of patients. It comes amid ongoing clashes between ministers and northern leaders over the terms under which the area will enter Tier 3 of the Government’s Covid alert system. Read more Covid deaths up by 150 as Manchester Tier 3 row rumbles on- LIVE The document suggests that Greater Manchester’s hospitals are hurtling towards breaking point – unable to cope with the number of virus patients needing life-saving emergency care. By Friday, 82 per cent of critical care beds in the region – 211 out of 257 – were already being used by Covid sufferers or other critically ill patients, The Guardian reported. The disclosures come after another document, obtained by the Manchester Evening News, showed that the region is set to suffer more hospital deaths by late November than it saw at the peak of the pandemic in April. Some of the area’s hospitals, including those in Tameside and Stockport, could have double or even treble the number of patients needing intensive care by November 10 than they are able to accommodate, the second report suggests.

. “They also suggest that the number of patient deaths may even overtake those seen during the peak of the pandemic earlier this year. “The last thing we want to see is a repeat of the numbers of cases – and the subsequent pressures on hospitals – that we saw back in April, but worryingly this analysis forecasts just that. “The situation in the region is alarming, with the number of new infections remaining worryingly high, and doctors are incredibly concerned that unless the rate of transmission is curbed urgently, it is possible that we may soon see a further increase in patients needing intensive care and, tragically, an increase in deaths.” Manchester on Coronavirus Tier 3 Alert 11 show all Manchester on Coronavirus Tier 3 Alert 1/11 AFP via Getty Images 2/11 AFP via Getty Images 3/11 AFP via Getty Images 4/11 AFP via Getty Images 5/11 AFP via Getty Images 6/11 A news display features Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as shoppers make their way along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 7/11 Signage is seen outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West set up to provide more hospital capacity during the novel coronavirus pandemic at Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester AFP via Getty Images 8/11 Shoppers wear facemasks as they walk along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 9/11 BarS in Manchester PA 10/11 A general view of Manchester REUTERS 11/11 Young people having a drink out in Manchester PA 1/11 AFP via Getty Images 2/11 AFP via Getty Images 3/11 AFP via Getty Images 4/11 AFP via Getty Images 5/11 AFP via Getty Images 6/11 A news display features Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as shoppers make their way along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 7/11 Signage is seen outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West set up to provide more hospital capacity during the novel coronavirus pandemic at Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester AFP via Getty Images 8/11 Shoppers wear facemasks as they walk along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 9/11 BarS in Manchester PA 10/11 A general view of Manchester REUTERS 11/11 Young people having a drink out in Manchester PA A spokesperson for the NHS in Greater Manchester told The Guardian: “We are monitoring the situation with our hospital admissions, overall beds and ICU beds very, very closely. “It’s not unusual for 80 to 85 per cent of ICU beds to be in use at this time of year and our hospitals work together if there are particular pressures in any one area, to ensure the best care for patients who need the high level of support ICU provides, both for Covid and for other reasons.” Read more PM's three-tier plan under fire as rebel Tories join northern revolt PM slams revellers for partying in Liverpool on eve of Tier 3 curbs Manchester mayor calls for end to Tier 3 deadlock with Commons vote Tier 3 lockdown row deepens as Gove accuses Burnham of 'posturing' It comes after Calum Semple, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), warned that hospitals in Liverpool could exceed healthcare capacity by the end of next week. Prof Semple spoke of the “dire situation” on Wednesday, as Tier 3 measures were imposed on the city region. “We have got over 300 patients in beds and our intensive care capacity is currently running at 90 per cent,” he warned. “At this rate we are looking at exceeding healthcare capacity in the next week or so.”

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Uk news North is 'running out of hospital beds' as Covid surge takes hold London news


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Uk news North is 'running out of hospital beds' as Covid surge takes hold London news


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