Dunno why, those cnuts have been wearing masks for decades.Smoggies about to kick off:
In early March, each NHS Trust, in consultation with the local area hierarchy, was instructed to produce a plan as to how their Trust was going to cope with the expected surge in demand due to Covid-19 admissions.Neither did the Government - I think you’ll find that decision (if true) was taken at the highest level of the NHS.
Very informative - thank you.In early March, each NHS Trust, in consultation with the local area hierarchy, was instructed to produce a plan as to how their Trust was going to cope with the expected surge in demand due to Covid-19 admissions.
Most, like ours, cancelled all non-urgent services and surgery. We converted 75% of our operating theatres to Covid wards. Rehab clinics and training rooms were converted to non-covid wards, Staff leave cancelled, staff working 12hr shifts. Beds emptied where possible (yes, that's where the Care Home crisis came from) and staff redeployed to meet the demand - if you're experiencing a 500% increase in ICU patients, then you'll need a corresponding increase in skilled staff to work in those areas (mush_sister-in-law is an oncology nurse practitioner, she was deployed to ICU for 8 weeks)
The modelling in March predicted a peak in Covid admissions around the weekend of 13th April, and the actual admissions did peak that weekend. The predicted numbers weren't far off either. But it takes a significant time for those admitted to recover to the point of discharge, or be discharged by the via the mortuary.
By late June we were planning to reopen services - although some have been reconfigured. E.g GP referrals are now triaged before being admitted onto the outpatients list whereas before they would so straight onto the list, also a significant proportion of first consultations are now done by video conference - actually quite liked by the patients.
So yes, cancer services have restarted but they were suspended for a good reason. With the best will in the world any organisation that is operating at high capacity to start with and has a high cost and lead time for expansion, has to make difficult decisions if a tidal wave is on the horizon.
The Government didn't close down cancer services, neither did NHS England. Each Trust had it's own plan. Some reduced fewer services as the predicted Covid numbers in their area allowed them to. Others shut down far more for the same reason.
I actually enjoyed the big lockdown, less people kicking about, cleaner air, and wads of scumbags locked up. Bring it.It's high time Boris put us out of our misery. Come on man get the national lockdown in place and there's an end to it. There won't be much crawling out of the smoking ruins this time.
One MILLION deaths from Covid19 world wide. The world population of 7.5 billion loses a million people every 10 days approximately. That's about 23 million since Covid19 started. Statistically Covid19 at its novel worst is just another cause of death and humanity will, over a period, roll with the punch.
Would it make any difference if they died from cancer? What about heart disease or dementia? What if those were the deaths in newborns or caused by diabetes?It’s still one MILLION grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends, colleagues. One million deaths of loved ones.
She was just about to before you posted that.
Up to 16:01 today there had been 460,178 positive tests in the UK.please share Your crystal ball with us and tell us the impact on the NHS of say, five hundred thousand each of extra patients with severe lung and heart problems in say 10 years?
Road injuries are number 11 on your list of causes of death world wide. How can you justify the immense cost and loss of liberty involved in driving restrictions?Would it make any difference if they died from cancer? What about heart disease or dementia? What if those were the deaths in newborns or caused by diabetes?
Here's the data from 2017:
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In 2017 road accidents killed more than COVID-19 has managed so far. Chances are that COVID won't kill more people in 2020 than diarrhoea and related diseases managed in 2017. That should be inspiring some real outrage.
They've taken their data from the Lancet's annual estimate of global deaths - https://www.thelancet.com/gbd
Road injuries are number 11 on your list of causes of death world wide. How can you justify the immense cost and loss of liberty involved in driving restrictions?
Shouldn't you be advocating for the following?
How can you justify having these things if road injuries are only number 11 on your list?
- Remove the requirement for a driver's license or test.
- Remove any minimum age limits on driving.
- Repeal the laws limiting people from driving while drunk.
- Rip down all the guard rails on highways.
- Repeal all the regulations requiring seat belts or air bags.
- Remove any requirement for car makers to have their cars approved as safe before they are allowed to be sold.
- Drop requirements for having to register your car and display license plates.
- Drop requirements for mandatory insurance.