NHS cleaners and porters were coronavirus ‘super-spreaders’ in hospitals, data reveals

NHS cleaners and porters were coronavirus ‘super-spreaders’ in hospitals, data reveals

According to one Whitehall source, however, frustration is growing among ministers over delays in collecting crucial data from individual NHS trusts in order to build up a national picture. “Given this is about protecting NHS staff, you would think the results would come through a bit quicker,” the source said. “It’s not their finest hour, […]
Nightingale hospitals to be converted to cancer testing centres

Nightingale hospitals to be converted to cancer testing centres

Nightingale hospitals will be converted into cancer testing centres in a bid to cope with a backlog in suspected cases, the head of the health service has said. Sir Simon Stevens said a “radically different” model of testing would be introduced in an attempt to deal...
Hospitals in tiny Guinea-Bissau are “overwhelmed” by the pandemic

Hospitals in tiny Guinea-Bissau are “overwhelmed” by the pandemic

Hospitals in the tiny west African nation of Guinea-Bissau are being overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, according to humanitarians. Almost 10 per cent of the country’s 2,000 health workers have contracted Covid-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday,...