Hospital braced!

Hospital braced!

Causeway Hospital ED consultant Dr Fergal Dunn.

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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peter.winter@thechronicle.uk.com

CAUSEWAY Hospital is planning for an admissions surge that could see Covid inpatient numbers treble in a matter of days.

The likely pressure facing staff in the third week of January is a result of record high infection rates over Christmas.

Emergency Department consultant Dr Fergal Dunn told the Chronicle younger patients are falling victim to the latest wave - patients who were until days earlier perfectly fit and healthy.

He described how many face “a terrifying ordeal” struggling for breath with no family standing next to them in support.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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