The Liverpool Critical Care Unit at Aintree has warned on Wednesday that they are now back to the same hospital admission as the “first wave.”
Doctors said that due to the increase in admission they were forced to increase the set-up which was “rapid and needed.”
A respiratory doctor said, “Sadly on the Aintree site now back to the set up at peak of first wave.
“Up to 30 CPAP beds with you, 40 ventilator beds on ICU. Look after your staff, without them the beds are just empty spaces.”
The Ventilation Inpatient Centre is now located at the Elective Care Centre, which is now operating with an “expanded team.”
This comes after medical chiefs at Liverpool University Hospital, said this morning that they are have been forced to scale back planned operations as they have now reached a “critical point.”
NHS England’s medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned, “Liverpool University Hospital has the highest number of Covid-19 patients, currently more than 250 patients with Covid in its beds and in the last four weeks, hospitals in the North West and the North East have witnessed a seven-fold increase in Covid patients in their intensive care units.”
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Steve Warburton said, “We will continue to prioritise surgery based on clinical need, with a view to maintaining urgent and cancer surgery where possible.
“We will continue to maintain access to outpatient appointments wherever possible, and maintain diagnostic activity.”
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