“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
The news that the first phase of vaccinations in Scotland for Covid 19 will begin as early as Tuesday 8th of December has been welcomed by Orkney’s politicians. The vaccination programme will be administered free by our NHS.
“No champagne or chocolates from Boris Johnson for those who gave their everything for others, a concept completely alien to the present U.K Government.”
Scotland’s strategy of test, trace, isolate and support will be available in every NHS Board area from this Thursday 28th of May.