The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is an indicative measure of the pressure on hospitals, as these patients still require isolation from other patients for infection control purposes.
“The most damning thing about the Sue Gray report wasn’t the booze or the parties. It was the appalling way the powerful treated the powerless. “
“They face long waiting lists and often long journeys to London for treatment that should and could be available here in Scotland. We have the equipment and knowledge here in Scotland.” Rhoda Grant MSP
“As NHS Scotland continues to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 this is a great example of innovation and dedication to the delivery of care.”
“Our fear is that we are on the brink of a crisis in urgent and emergency care, and fewer staff will be inclined to work in Emergency Medicine and a depleted workforce will be facing higher demand.”
The number of cases in Scotland is rising sharply among younger people, many of whom will not be vaccinated yet, and who will also possibly be socialising more.
“They are exhausted and burned out, physically and mentally, and many have had little, or no respite and are now back in the deep end facing a rise in intense pressures and hospital activity.”
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has launched a new campaign Summer to Recover: Winter-Proofing Urgent and Emergency Care for 2021.
In total 14,303 adults in Orkney have had the first dose (76.5%) and 3,197 have had the second dose (17.1%)
The survey, You & Your Baby 2020, asks women about their experiences of COVID-19 and how the pandemic has impacted their health and care during the perinatal period