Healthcare facilities in Belfast have contacted additional nurses to handle the “extreme pressure” from increasing numbers of COVID-19 clients as Northern Ireland runs out of medical facility beds.The Belfast Trust, which runs the Northern Irish capitals medical facilities, stated the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Mater Hospital were both having a hard time to cope.
In a tweet appeal, it stated: “We are under extreme pressure in the RVH & & Mater as we look after an increasing variety of Covid19+ patients, along with emergency situation admissions.” We are asking for aid from our Trust nursing personnel to work this evening & & overnight & ask those available to work tonight to ring 07825 140 173.”
The call came in a day after numerous anti-mask and vaccine passport protesters gathered in Belfast city centre.
On Friday, the health trust said it was holding off elective orthopaedic surgical treatment “due to the substantial pressures” caused in part by COVID-19 admissions.
It said the trusts 3 severe medical facilities had 71 COVID-19 inpatients on Friday and were experiencing “considerable bed pressures” due to “an extraordinary variety of patients attending through our emergency departments”.
Northern Ireland has seen a spike in coronavirus cases in the past 10 days after gradually increasing considering that mid-June. More people are also now being confessed to healthcare facility with the virus.
There are now more hospital beds occupied in Northern Ireland than are normally available, with healthcare facilities needing to set up additional beds to accommodate both COVID and non-COVID patients.A total of 163 inpatients have COVID-19 throughout the nation as of Sunday and there are currently 52 break outs at care homes.On Sunday, a more 1,264 cases were recorded and two more deaths.
The health centers are struggling to cope