I share another tweet I have posted this morning:
Why is it that the NHS is at breaking point before a Covid surge? Staffing, funding, people finally presenting with serious pathology post-Covid, people on waiting lists collapsing, or long Covid? I don't know, but I think we should be told. https://t.co/B1kpvfvhlE
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) June 20, 2021
I have not seen this story anywhere but in The Independent (whose health correspondent, Shaun Lintern, is excellent).
I do not know why the NHS is already facing an A&E crisis before the Covid next wave takes off, and in the height of summer, but it would seem as though something is very wrong indeed with healthcare in the UK if this is the case.
We may have a very dark few months ahead.
And when it is over the question has to be asked as to how we can have an NHS fit for purpose again.