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Covid disrupted treatment for 30% of NHS cancer patients, survey shows

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Almost three in 10 cancer patients had their treatment disrupted when the NHS suspended much of its normal care to focus on Covid-19, a survey shows. Overall 29% of people receiving cancer care had a test, procedure o...

Three hospital patients bitten by mice as ‘absolute plague’ sweeps western NSW

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At least three people have been bitten by mice in regional Australian hospitals, as farmers battle what they describe as “an absolute plague” tearing through regional and rural areas. Large swathes of inland New South...

Record number of NHS England patients waiting for routine hospital treatment

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Sajid Javid has warned that the number of people needing hospital treatment in England is set to rise sharply, outstripping the new record of almost 5.5m already on the NHS waiting list. The health secretary said the ...

A&E crisis leaves patients waiting in ambulances outside hospitals for 11 hours

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Doctors are warning that accident and emergency departments are on the “edge of a precipice”, with patients forced to wait in ambulances for up to 11 hours outside hospitals. Paramedics across Britain have reported up...

NHS may face a million long Covid patients after pandemic

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Senior doctors are braced for up to a million people needing treatment for long Covid after the pandemic, putting huge extra pressure on an already overstretched NHS, the Guardian can reveal. Long Covid is a significa...

Dexamethasone hailed as lifesaver for up to a million Covid patients worldwide

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Dexamethasone – the inexpensive steroid that quickly emerged as a highly effective Covid therapy thanks to a large drug testing programme pioneered by UK scientists – has so far saved the lives of an estimated million...

Single Pfizer dose leaves cancer patients at risk, researchers warn

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Covid vaccination policy review urged after study finds 12-week gap leaves patients vulnerableDelaying the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine must be urgently reviewed for cancer patients after a single shot w...

Sydney ICU nurses sedating patients more to manage workload as Covid outbreak strains hospitals

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Overworked Sydney intensive care nurses are increasing sedative doses for some patients in order to manage their workload, claiming pressure from the Delta outbreak makes it impossible to monitor all of their charges....

Mental health patients ‘missed out on care’ during Covid

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Mental health patients found their conditions deteriorated during the pandemic because the NHS switched from in-person help to support by telephone, video and text messages, new research reveals. Many reported a lower...

Screen Covid patients and NHS staff for post-traumatic stress, expert urges

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Head of Royal College of Psychiatrists warns that the emotional toll from the pandemic could last for yearsOne of Britain’s leading psychiatrists has warned that “all the dials are pointing the wrong way” on the natio...

Patient safety watchdog launches investigation into NHS 111 advice to Covid patients

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The NHS patient safety watchdog has launched an investigation into failings by the NHS 111 telephone advice service which may have cost the lives of people with Covid-19. The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HS...

Iraq says 82 died in fire at Baghdad hospital housing Covid patients

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Iraq’s interior ministry has said 82 people died and 110 were injured in a catastrophic fire that broke out in the intensive care unit of a Baghdad hospital tending to severe coronavirus patients. Negligence on the pa...

Annastacia Palaszczuk says doctor at Brisbane hospital treated patients with UK coronavirus strain

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The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says contact tracing is underway after a Brisbane doctor tested positive to coronavirus, triggering a snap lockdown of Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra hospital. The premier...

Almost third of UK Covid hospital patients readmitted within four months

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Nearly a third of people who have been in hospital suffering from Covid-19 are readmitted for further treatment within four months of being discharged, and one in eight of patients dies in the same period, doctors hav...

Five fertility clinic patients awarded $15m after failure of freezing tank

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Five patients of a California fertility center have been awarded a total of $15m after a freezing tank failed, rendering some of more than 3,500 frozen human embryos and eggs unviable. While the extent of the damage f...

New drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodies

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A new drug has been found to cut Covid deaths by a fifth among the sickest patients in hospital and may change official practice so that every patient with coronavirus will have an antibody test before they are admitt...

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