‘It’s a life saver for me’: NHS staff rejoice as they are first inoculated at 24/7 vaccine hubs

Hundreds of people braved torrential rain to receive their priority Covid vaccines as the first 24/7 clinics opened today. Hospitals in Birmingham and Nottingham became the first to pilot round-the-clock jabs as the NHS rollout moves up a gear, with 24-hour hubs also opened in mosques and cinemas. Relieved community care officer Helen Cooper, 61, beamed: ‘It’s … Read more ‘It’s a life saver for me’: NHS staff rejoice as they are first inoculated at 24/7 vaccine hubs

January 12 was deadliest day of the pandemic so far with 1,110 fatalities in 24 hours

The UK has recorded its deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic, as the Government’s chief scientific adviser warned parts of the NHS were like a ‘war zone’. Official figures broken down by date of death showed that January 12 saw the highest number of victims recorded in a single 24-hour period – with 1,110 Covid-19 … Read more January 12 was deadliest day of the pandemic so far with 1,110 fatalities in 24 hours

NHS algorithm used to spot which Covid patients are most at risk of dying isn’t accurate

NHS algorithm used to spot people most at risk of dying or being admitted to intensive care performs ‘poorly’ on Covid-19 patients, study finds NEWS2 is an algorithm used almost universally across the NHS   It gives a score to a patient which indicates how likely they are to deteriorate  But King’s College London researchers found ‘poor-to-moderate’ performance when used … Read more NHS algorithm used to spot which Covid patients are most at risk of dying isn’t accurate

Covid UK: Royal London Hospital mortician talks of devastating toll

A senior mortician at Royal London Hospital has admitted the devastating number of bodies flowing through the mortuary makes it feel like a ‘conveyor belt’. Hannah Leahy, who has handled hundreds of deceased Covid patients, broke down in tears as she spoke of the devastating impact the pandemic has had on her and her five-strong … Read more Covid UK: Royal London Hospital mortician talks of devastating toll

Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Britain today recorded its deadliest day of the Covid pandemic for second day in a row with 1,820 more victims, as the overall death toll creeps ever closer to the grim 100,000 milestone. Department of Health data shows nearly 20,000 fatalities have been recorded in 2021 already, with today’s figure being a 16 per cent … Read more Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands ‘will start rolling out 24/7 Covid vaccines from TOMORROW’

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands will start delivering coronavirus vaccines round-the-clock from Thursday, it was claimed today. University Hospitals Birmingham and Sherwood Forest Hospitals in Nottinghamshire have been chosen to pilot the 24/7 method to see if it could work on a national level, the Health Services Journal reports. It’s not clear which of the trusts’ … Read more Two NHS trusts in the Midlands ‘will start rolling out 24/7 Covid vaccines from TOMORROW’

Coronavirus UK: Salisbury Cathedral turned into mass vaccination hub

Vaccinations are continuing to be dished out at Salisbury Cathedral today as religious landmarks join the battle against the coronavirus. NHS staff worked with church workers and volunteers to help the elderly receive their jab in the 800-year-old place of worship in Wiltshire. Pictures today showed rows of mask-wearing visitors sitting in the atrium in … Read more Coronavirus UK: Salisbury Cathedral turned into mass vaccination hub

NHS Covid test and tracer is shocked when her lost purse turns up in TURKEY

After losing her purse in September 2019, Nikita Turvey desperately searched her home and work from top to bottom looking for it An NHS test and trace worker who lost her purse in Britain was shocked after it was found by a recycling worker in Turkey more than a year later – and the two … Read more NHS Covid test and tracer is shocked when her lost purse turns up in TURKEY

Covid UK: Thousands of ‘probable’ cases of where it was caught in hospitals ‘have been excluded’

Thousands of ‘probable’ cases of Covid caught in hospitals in NHS England have been excluded from official figures.   Health officials calculating the rate of cases in hospital settings omitted instances where patients contracted coronavirus between seven and 14 days after admission – despite the fact the virus has an incubation period of up to six days … Read more Covid UK: Thousands of ‘probable’ cases of where it was caught in hospitals ‘have been excluded’

Pfizer jab supply worries mean target of 15m vaccinated by mid-Feb ‘very tight’, source says 

Pfizer jab supply worries will make reaching Boris Johnson’s target of 15 million people vaccinated by mid-February ‘very, very, tight,’ a government source warned last night. The number of Britons having jabs fell for the third day in a row on Monday, slumping to 204,076 – down from 324,000 on Friday. Pfizer has warned supplies will … Read more Pfizer jab supply worries mean target of 15m vaccinated by mid-Feb ‘very tight’, source says