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NHS Expects A Surge In Number Of Patients Awaiting Treatment

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, health leaders raised concern that the number of patients awaiting treatment might double to ten million by year end.

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, health leaders raised concern that the number of patients awaiting treatment might double to ten million by year-end.

The build-up of cases, maintaining of social distancing, as well as staffing, are some of the challenges that were pointed out by the NHS Confederation. A body, which stands for health and care leaders stated that emergency funding and long-term funding were required.

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The Royal College of Nursing alerted that it will be a “struggle” for “burnt-out” nursing staff on short-staffed wards, care homes or in clinics to resume services.

A spokesperson said: “The legacy of this pandemic is yet to dawn – the professionals are still focused on the here and now. As services begin to return, the government must continue to invest in the workforce so that an exhausted profession… is properly supported.”

Jonathan Ashworth urged the ministers to “take heed to these warnings “. He said: “It is inevitable that the Covid-19 pandemic will impact our health service in the months ahead but it is vital that ministers begin to address this backlog of delayed treatment and rising clinical need.”

The Department of Health has pledged to constantly provide the resources, funding and support the needs of the National Health Service. A spokesman stated that guidance had been given on how the NHS “should start to restore service in a safe way “.

This was prompted by the announcement which is expected to be made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson later about further strategies to relax lockdown restrictions in England. The easing out will see a number of zoos and drive-in cinemas among the businesses expected to be allowed to reopen from Monday.

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