New York hospitals resume urgent medical procedures halted by coronavirus

New York hospitals have started to resume urgent medical procedures that were put on hold amid the coronavirus crisis — but some hospitals say they are now struggling to deal with the backlog. Northwell Health, which runs New York’s largest hospital system, is scrambling to schedule over 12,000 non-coronavirus procedures now deemed urgent. “We have […]

NHS warns hospitals BAME should be taken off frontline for their safety

NHS workers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds should be "risk-assessed" over fears they could be at greater risk of coronavirus, new guidance suggests. A letter from NHS England urges health trusts to make "appropriate arrangements", which could include moving those from ethnic minority backgrounds away from the front line to non-patient facing […]

Private hospitals taken over by NHS in Covid fight 'left empty'

Private hospitals taken over by the NHS in fight against coronavirus at the cost of hundreds of millions of pounds are ‘sinfully empty’ – leaving hundreds of the country’s top doctors ‘bored’ and ‘twiddling their thumbs’ As the COVID-19 crisis spread, many private hospitals were taken by the NHS  Health staff across the country could […]

Hospitals record rise in serious eye injuries caused by DIY mishaps

Hospitals record a significant rise in serious eye injuries caused by DIY mishaps during the coronavirus lockdown period Oxford Eye Hospital saw significant increase in the number of trauma operations The hospital said it usually expects to treat one serious injury every two weeks But recently it saw six patients needing attention in just seven days […]

New Nightingale hospitals are to open in Bristol and Harrogate

New Nightingale hospitals are to open in Bristol and Harrogate as NHS ramps up the fight against coronavirus They will be University of the West of England and Harrogate Convention Centre The Bristol hospital will be able to look after up to 1,000 and Harrogate up to 500 The sites will be joining Birmingham’s NEC […]

Hospitals in England order doctors to shave beards amid coronavirus crisis

They’re doing this shearly out of caution. Hospitals in England are ordering doctors with more than a day’s worth of beard stubble to shave on-site to ensure protective masks fit properly during the coronavirus crisis, according to a report Wednesday. Craig Sheridan, a general practitioner at Ipswich Hospital in Suffolk, said he was yanked out […]

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned. Dr. Andrew Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care […]