Gonna have to do something about these isolation rules.Several hospitals in Greater Manchester have made the "difficult decision" to pause some non-urgent surgeries due to the impact of coronavirus.
This was described as a "temporary measure", which will also postpone certain appointments with the aim to "impact the fewest number of patients" possible.
A statement from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership added: "It will not affect cancer and urgent care including cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and transplantation."
COVID admissions are rising quickly in Greater Manchester, from 126 on 19 December to 359 on 2 January. Inpatient diagnoses have jumped from 193 to 738 in the same period.
It was added that the "main reason" for cancellations is the "high and rising level of staff absence, with around 15% off, either ill with COVID or isolating."
My heart bleedsGrichka and Igor Bogdanoff had hosted a TV science and science-fiction show in the 1980s.www.bbc.co.uk
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