Covid-19: Swindon hospital boss wants return of mandatory face masks

Covid-19: Swindon hospital boss wants return of mandatory face masks

10/23/2021 2:51:00 AM

Covid-19: Swindon hospital boss wants return of mandatory face masks

Chief executive of Great Western Hospital in Swindon says masks would help alleviate NHS pressure.

Great Western Hospital is operating at 99% bed occupancy said Mr McNamaraMr McNamara said the number of Covid patients was comparable and at times had exceeded what was seen last November during lockdown."That's a real worry as we go into winter," he said. "The science has proven that masks work and we've seen the limit of community transmission when we were being really mindful and conscious about our interactions with other people."

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He said there were 62 Covid patients in the hospital, up from 49 last week and the number of patients in intensive care had doubled to eight in a week, with the majority of them unvaccinated.Image caption,Chief executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Deborah Lee, said booster jabs could help to avert a very difficult winter

Deborah Lee, chief executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said they were "more or less operating a one in, one out policy"."Every one of our beds is full today. It's very busy; as busy as I can remember it," she said. headtopics.com

Ms Lee said Covid patient numbers had doubled to 43 having been stable at about 20 for many months."This is an unusual period due to the misreporting from the lab, so it'll be a week or two before we can be really clear about the scale of the rises but without doubt cases are on the increase," she said.

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse MP called the lab results errors a "scandal" and that it has "definitely contributed to the spread of Covid".Face coverings are currently not mandatory, but some businesses and transport operators can request for them to be worn.

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