Essex: Omicron could cause staffing issues, doctor warns
The clinician, from an Essex hospital, says the next few weeks 'could get very difficult'.
Image caption,A doctor at Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, said the next few weeks could be difficult for staff numbersThe Omicron variant of Covid-19 could lead to staffing issues at hospitals, a senior doctor has warned.There were 2,154 staff absent across NHS hospitals in Essex, in the week ending 2 January.
Last week, more than a quarter of ambulances had to wait more than 30 minutes at Essex hospitals.The doctor, from Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, said: "Staffing issues could get very difficult in next few weeks."The senior clinician, who did not want to be named, toldRead more: BBC Health News »
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PA Media Image caption, A doctor at Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, said the next few weeks could be difficult for staff numbers The Omicron variant of Covid-19 could lead to staffing issues at hospitals, a senior doctor has warned.Key Points United had stopped offering employees vaccines at airports late last summer.We want to hear from you! Central to our mission at Mississippi Today is inspiring civic engagement.More News Videos Can people with higher COVID-19 antibody levels wait to get their booster shot? This is a tool many people are hoping will give them reassurance, but here's what doctors recommend.
There were 2,154 staff absent across NHS hospitals in Essex, in the week ending 2 January. Last week, more than a quarter of ambulances had to wait more than 30 minutes at Essex hospitals.S. The doctor, from Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, said: "Staffing issues could get very difficult in next few weeks. We encourage you to engage with us and each other on our social media accounts, email our reporters directly or leave a comment for our editor by clicking the button below." The senior clinician, who did not want to be named, told the Local Democracy Report Service : "I suspect we won't get influenza this year which will be a help, if that comes then it's worse again. In this article United Airlines ramp services worker John Dalessandro receives a COVID-19 vaccine at United's onsite clinic at O'Hare International Airport on March 09, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois." A total of 7,438 days were lost at Essex hospitals in the week ending January 2 because staff were sick or self-isolating due to Covid. It is a very different ballgame.
That figure is up 20% on the previous week and 70% on a fortnight ago.S. The doctor said: "The main problems are staffing and flow and capacity. Covid is causing some issues but nothing like last January. The Chicago-based airline is administering Covid-19 booster shots at several of its busiest hubs: Newark Liberty International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Won Pat International Airport in Guam, spokeswoman Leslie Scott said. "That was truly hell on earth but obviously we are now having to deal with normal acute care plus elective backlogs." Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust said: "The Omicron variant is affecting people across the community including NHS staff, which is leading to higher levels of staff absence.S. RELATED: He adds this could lead to a more severe case of omicron than someone who got it by chance.
"Our staff are working tirelessly to minimise the impact of this and we have robust plans in place to ensure that patients who urgently need our care continue to receive it." Find BBC News: East of England on . More than 96% of United's 67,000 U.