Ragmore Hospital in Inverness, the largest hospital in the Scottish Highlands region, declared the code “black” – the highest alarm level – due to the infection and resulting hospitalization caused by the Delta variant. Outpatient activities have been suspended – except oncology, emergencies and orthopedic trauma.
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Ragmore Hospital de Inverness, the largest hospital in the Scottish Highlands, Code declared “Black” – Highest alarm level – A due to delta type infection and consequent increase in hospitals. Outpatient activity – except oncology, emergencies and orthopedic trauma – has been suspended indefinitely as doctors and nurses deal with a third wave of Covid, apart from the period in which several surgical interventions were planned and in which employees are on leave. The health management of Raigmore Hospital said all efforts are aimed at ensuring that patients are treated “appropriately and compassionately”.
Black code is declared whenever a the hospital is fullNo beds are available for new hospitals. It is established by the general director of the health facility, who in turn organizes ambulance services for general practitioners and district nursing teams. Fourteen areas of the Scottish Highlands have been experiencing incidents of over days. 400 cases of covid per 100,000 residents, with a very worrying situation a Inverness Where the seven-day positivity rate is 262.9. With the rise in infections, of course, hospital admissions also increased again at a time when surgical interventions scheduled were postponed in the most intense months of the pandemic.
In a statement from NHS Highland, he said: “We are also seeing an increase in cases among our doctors and nurses, many of whom have had to isolate themselves. As if that wasn’t enough we are beginning the summer holidays and holidays. The impact of the Delta version was particularly significant at Ragmore Hospital, where it was The maximum reception capacity of patients has been reached And we have to wait a long time in the emergency room. As a result, the hospital is currently under lockdown and all non-essential activities have been suspended. “With most business reopening across the UK starting 19 July, the risk is that all healthcare facilities are in great trouble in a matter of weeks.
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