A “big incident” has been announced at an English hospital that now houses 38 Covid-19 patients in its highly ventilated intensive care beds.
The incident was announced last night (Friday, November 27) after the number of Coronavirus patients requiring emergency care in the intensive care unit of Royal Stock University Hospital swelled.
StokeOnTrentLive reported That 38 ventilator patients were among 322 coronavirus patients currently in the family at both Royal Stock, which also cares for Wells patients across the border, and nearby County Hospital in Stafford.
The Welsh hospital that houses most of the coronavirus patients who use ventilators is Moriston Hospital in Swansea, which He now uses a makeshift ward for intensive care in the waiting area After the number of Covid-19 patients using ventilators has reached 21.
As a result, there were only seven ventilators remaining between the two hospitals, and the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Stock increased the alert level from three to four.
The Royal Stoke is a major trauma center covering the Northwest Midlands and parts of North Wales.
Hospital heads have now reached an agreement with NHS trusts in Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire to transfer some of their critically ill patients to hospitals in the West Midlands.
This arrangement remains in effect until midday on Tuesday and is reviewed daily.
Royal Stock CEO Tracy Bullock apologized to the patients and their families who fell into the chaos.
She said, “We experienced tremendous stress in all areas of both hospitals, particularly within the critical care service at Royal Stock.
“We have put in place a set of measures to ensure that NHS resources are directed where they are needed during the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure that hospitals, staff and patients alike remain safe and that care is a priority to protect staff, patients and our services.”
This comes at a time when the Royal Stock crew is currently facing “unprecedented pressure”, According to the mirror.
“We’ve never seen anything like this before and what it creates is an enormous amount of pressure on everyone in the organization to try to do what is best for patients,” said Rob Irving, leader of the Royal College of Nursing. Satisfy everyone.
“Tracy is in a situation where she has to try to do what is best for the majority of patients in trust and when you don’t have enough beds to house all the patients who need it, those are the kind of decisions she unfortunately makes.
“The decision to take patients out of Amanat’s Intensive Care will not be taken lightly by any imagination. They are decisions of last resort.
“From my heart, I can say that these decisions will only be taken when absolutely necessary.”