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Covid: Surge leaves key hospital services ‘in crisis’ – BBC News

Cancer, critical care, A&E and routine treatments all hit as hospitals make room for virus patients.



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By Nick TriggleHealth correspondent
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The surge in Covid hospital cases has left key hospital services in crisis, doctors are warning.
NHS data showed A&Es were facing rising delays admitting extremely sick patients on to wards.
Meanwhile, the numbers facing year-long waits for routine treatments continue to rise – and is now over 100 times higher than it was before the pandemic.
Cancer experts are also warning the disruption to their services was “terrifying” and would…

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