With BAME NHS staff suffering a disproportionately high COVID-19 death rate the NHS consider new roles for them, away from the frontline, in a letter from NHS Improvement’s Chief Operating Officer, Amanda Pritchard, sent to hospital trusts. The Guardian reports
Reports suggest that a third of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital die
Sands continues to support bereaved families during Covid-19 offering help and advice in these difficult and challenging times.
Nursing and Midwifery workforce under major psychological strain as the coronavirus crisis continues. Mental health and safety needs are more important than ever right now.
In response the Nursing Times has launched a campaign called: Covid-19: Are You Ok?
Despite the covid 19 crisis Chair of Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Review assures families progress is continuing as letters are sent to a further 400 families
Fears that deaths from coronavirus in care homes and the community may be higher than those in hospitals.
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An NHS Nurse who trained at the Nightingale Hospital at the O2 highlights the “underlying commitment we have to our patients, our colleagues, our trusts and our NHS” during this covid crisis.
A healthcare assistant died after contracting coronavirus, his family believe he would still be alive today if he’d been given proper protective equipment.
BMA has sent out guidelines to ration care if the NHS becomes overwhelmed with new cases as the coronavirus peaks. Under the proposals, large numbers of patients could be denied care, with those facing a poor prognosis losing the potentially life-saving equipment even if their condition is improving.
Frontline staff are frustrated with the lack of testing, only 2,000 NHS staff out of a workforce of 550,000 have been tested for coronavirus, meaning that thousands of Drs GP’s, nurses and paramedics are stuck in quarantine because they, or someone in their household, has symptoms.