NHS experts say Covid-19 is crippling the health service; Downing St doesn’t want to know

The message from Downing Street: who do you believe? NHS experts, or this dozy windbag?

You remember NHS experts saying the surge in Covid-19 infections is threatening the service, with serious delays and falls in the quality of care?

Downing Street couldn’t care less.

The NHS Confederation has now joined the Society for Acute Medicine in warning that the government should reintroduce greater mask-wearing and encourage mixing outdoors – as the health service is already suffering a “major impact”.

This is the response:

Downing Street rejected the proposals but said that it was “alive to the pressures” that the NHS is facing.

A No 10 spokeswoman said: “There is no change to our guidance and our living with Covid plan still stands.

“Thanks to a combination of vaccination and treatment and our better understanding of the virus we are now able to manage it as we do with other respiratory infections, so that remains the case with our approach.

“But obviously we continue to monitor any changes in the behaviour of the virus.”

How incredibly ignorant.

NHS Confederation chief exec Matthew Taylor is right, isn’t he?

He said: “The brutal reality for staff and patients is that this Easter in the NHS is as bad as any winter.

“We have a Government that seems to want to wash its hands of responsibility for what is occurring in plain sight in local services up and down the country.

No 10 has seemingly abandoned any interest in Covid whatsoever.

“NHS leaders and their teams feel abandoned by the Government and they deserve better.”

Source: Downing Street rejects NHS leaders’ plea for more Covid-19 curbs | The Independent

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1 thought on “NHS experts say Covid-19 is crippling the health service; Downing St doesn’t want to know

  1. Debbie Wiles

    It’s working just how they want. The number of people I have seen and heard saying the NHS is not fit for purpose, it’s making it ripe for privatisation and takeover by those who care more about profit than people. And if a few more tens of thousands have to die for that to happen, it doesn’t bother them in the least. NHS saved my life on more than one occasion, I’ll keep fighting for it in whatever little way I am able.

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