Hospital admissions for coronavirus have halved since the pandemic’s peak, the head of the NHS reveals today. Writing exclusively in the Daily Mail, Simon Stevens says the fall in demand means the sick should not delay in seeking help for other illnesses. Hospital staff are treating just over 9,000 patients a day in England – down from 19,000 a few weeks ago. Admissions are now falling by around 2,000 a week. Sir Simon says we are ‘not yet out of the woods’ but that hard work, careful preparation and the public’s own actions have ensured the NHS has not been overwhelmed by the biggest challenge in its 71-year history. He says ‘we want to see the NHS returning to business as usual’ and that people suffering with non-Covid conditions should seek help and ‘don’t delay’. However, he sounds a warning on drunk and disorderly behaviour, saying A&E admissions for alcohol intoxication have plunged during the crisis – and no one wants to see those return. In other developments to the coronavirus crisis today: Liverpool became the first English city to refuse to return children to school next month as the Government faced a growing row over its plan to restart lessons;… Read full this story
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