We have a duty to protect our city's frontline NHS workers - the YEP says

It’s a worrying time as hospital chiefs in Leeds have revealed there are more Covid patients in their care than at the peak of the pandemic.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 6:00 am
Frontline NHS workers in Leeds taking part in the Clap for Keyworkers.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said there are 263 patients currently in their beds who have tested positive for Covid – including 22 in intensive care.

And managers said the pressure on beds has become “far greater than in the first wave”.

This means that tough decisions are having to be made as they expect the number of people in critical care to increase.

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Some planned operations have been postponed as staff try to prioritise cases.

And there are fears that the growing number of admissions mean it is “looking even more likely” that Leeds is edging closer to Tier 3 restrictions.

Our city can play its part in supporting those frontline medics by using health services when they need them.

It’s vital we protect our healthcare workers so that they can provide the care for those whose lives depend on them.

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