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Covid-19: Pressures in north east England are making services unsafe, MPs are warned

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 14 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o99

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  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Doctors’ leaders have written to MPs in the north east of England to voice fears that services in the region are unsafe and unsustainable amid rising covid admissions and staff shortages.

The North East and Yorkshire is the only region in England where covid hospital admissions have continued to rise over the past week, with a seven day average of 390 admissions per day as of 10 January.1 There were also 9684 staff absent for covid related reasons2 at hospital trusts in the region in the …

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