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Severe shortage of nurses in UK children’s intensive care units
Report reveals healthcare assistants are covering the work of nurses in 29 of the country’s 30 specialist units

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Jan, 2022 @1:58 PM

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NSW and Victoria reveal back-to-school plans – as it happened
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Matilda Boseley and Justine Landis-Hanley (earlier)

23, Jan, 2022 @6:27 AM

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Patients left without crucial information as Covid puts pressure on NSW interpreting services
Lack of staff and funding can have potentially ‘catastrophic’ outcomes for patients left in the dark without language services, interpreters say

Mostafa Rachwani

22, Jan, 2022 @10:33 PM

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‘The clap for the NHS meant nothing’: novelist turned doctor Roopa Farooki on her frontline experience of Covid
When the writer retrained in medicine, she never imagined she’d be working through a pandemic. She describes how she has coped with the everyday tragedy by putting her experience into words

Sirin Kale

22, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on NHS privatisation: the wrong treatment | Editorial
Editorial: The NHS is in crisis, and ministers are taking the opportunity to extend private healthcare’s reach


21, Jan, 2022 @5:30 PM

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London NHS hospitals bought £36m of services from US healthcare firm HCA last year
Study shows ‘unprecedented’ level of spending on cancer care and cardiology during pandemic

Julia Kollewe

21, Jan, 2022 @2:11 PM

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‘Care hotel’ set up in Norwich to relieve ‘unprecedented’ pressure on hospitals
Norfolk and Waveney CCG pilot will care for up to 15 patients who are not well enough to be sent home

Jessica Murray

21, Jan, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Ministers and NHS bosses clash over surgery waiting list targets in England
Publication of ‘elective recovery plan’ delayed as hospital bosses say targets to clear backlog must be realistic

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

20, Jan, 2022 @7:37 PM

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Covid absences among NHS staff in England fall amid signs crisis is easing
Staff still under pressure, health leaders warn, with more than 35,000 off due to Covid on an average day

Niamh McIntyre, Pamela Duncan and Andrew Gregory

20, Jan, 2022 @12:12 PM

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NSW, Victoria, SA and ACT cut Covid vaccine booster interval as Sydney nurses protest conditions
Doctor also describes ‘very dire’ conditions with non-ICU trained nurses working in ICU wards, patients not being fed or showered

Tamsin Rose, Caitlin Cassidy and Peter Hannam

19, Jan, 2022 @7:38 AM

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Private hospital staff diverted to public system as Omicron wave results in Australia’s deadliest Covid day
Seventy-seven deaths have been reported across the country, with 36 in NSW, 22 in Victoria and 16 in Queensland

Mostafa Rachwani and Sarah Martin

18, Jan, 2022 @7:27 AM

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Sleep deprived NHS doctors: ‘I realised my error when the patient collapsed’
Exclusive: Four medics tell how extreme tiredness during pandemic has affected their ability to work

Andrew Gregory Health editor

17, Jan, 2022 @12:20 PM

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