Greater Manchester Hospitals halted surgeries and non-urgent appointments after the number of coronavirus patients treated increased.
Operations and appointments for cancer and other urgent cases will continue, but other reservations will be paused from Monday. The Manchester Evening News reported.
It was understood that senior hospital officials overseeing the regime’s severe response to the pandemic agreed to the move earlier this week.
Greater Manchester the health The Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) said that anyone waiting for treatment and not contacted by letter should assume their appointment will go ahead as planned, according to the MEN.
Rochdale Infirmary, which is a Covid-free website, along with specialty hospitals, will be exempt from the directive. It is also reported that the majority of outpatient services will remain unaffected.
A GMHSCP spokesperson, which includes all NHS Hospitals in the city area told MEN: “Our hospitals are now treating more Covid patients than they were at the height of the first wave, and as a result, a number of non-urgent operations will be temporarily delayed – we communicate with affected patients.
“Urgent and emergency care, including cancer treatment and processes, will continue as usual and it is important that anyone with concerns continue to apply for help and treatment.
“This is why it is so important for everyone to follow directions to reduce the spread of the virus – wear face coverings in closed places, wash your hands often and reduce contact with people outside your immediate family.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said he never knew the ambulance service was experiencing a major accident due to high demand during November. The kind I saw on Monday. He warned that this was “the first big sign of what is happening here in our hospitals and the challenge faced by colleagues.”
Sir Richard Less, captain introduced Manchester The city council said it was “extremely concerned” about the stress on the entire health system. “The signs are definitely very worrying,” he said.
A document leaked from the NHS last month showed that Greater Manchester will run out of intensive care beds to treat critically ill people from Covid-19, and some of those units in 12 hospitals in the area are already full.
The resurgence of the disease has left hospital intensive care units in Salford, Stockport and Bolton at full capacity, with no spare beds to help the increased influx.