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#458725 - 7th Jan 2011 10:29am Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu
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Merseyside hospitals cancel operations after surge of flu cases



HOSPITALS have cancelled non-emergency operations as Merseyside fights a rise in serious swine flu cases.

Latest figures from NHS North West showed there are currently 35 people in critical care in Merseyside and Cheshire with flu.

The cancellation step was taken to free up space so more beds are available for seriously-ill respiratory patients.

Health chiefs are refusing to reveal an official figure for how many people have died from swine flu, but at least eight people have fallen victim in the region so far.

They include teenager Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett, from Wirral, and mum-of-two Kay Burdett, from Old Swan.

Paula Grey, director of public health in Liverpool, told the ECHO the cancellation of non-emergency operations was standard practice when levels of flu became high.


Each individual hospital will rearrange the affected appointments.

She said: We are seeing a higher number of cases than in some previous years, but they are not worryingly high.

“Our health services have to adapt and be flexible, and obviously those seriously ill are a priority.”

Mike Rushworth, 65, has waited since July for his gall bladder to be removed.

He was set for an operation at Southport Hospital this month.

Wife Sue, 63, said: “He has gall stones and he just feels like it is so full and it is going to burst.

“It is very worrying. We do not want it to be an emergency.

Health chiefs said they expected more cases as children return to school next week.

Yesterday the ECHO revealed many GP surgeries and chemists had run out of the flu vaccine.

Dr Grey said that was being addressed, adding: “In terms of the vaccine, we are making sure they are moved around and they will get to those who need them.

“If you are in an at risk group, please still come forward to your GP for a vaccine, you will get one.

“We want to urge people not to panic about flu.

“If you are a healthy person and catch it, you should not be going to a hospital or taking up a vaccine when somebody with underlying health problems might need it.”

THE ECHO

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#458806 - 7th Jan 2011 11:18am Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: ]
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Ive just had a date cancelled for an operation, although the date they have now given me has brought it forward a week think
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#458822 - 7th Jan 2011 11:29am Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: ]
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Hernia - thankfully its being done at Clatterbridge, not Arrowe...
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#458847 - 7th Jan 2011 11:47am Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: ]
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Good luck Stuy. Last one I had was at the old General, but that's another story. Get well soon.
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#458857 - 7th Jan 2011 11:56am Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: BandyCoot]
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A relation of mine just had a knee replacement done in Clatter, he has a horrendous tale to tell, anyway good look Stuy, i always thought you got hernias through hard work,Obviously been wrong all these years.
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#458957 - 7th Jan 2011 1:41pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
Sex change - thankfully its being done at Clatterbridge, not Arrowe...


At last! Hope it all goes well Chewy wink

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A relation of mine just had a knee replacement done in Clatter, he has a horrendous tale to tell, anyway good look Stuy, i always thought you got hernias through hard work,Obviously been wrong all these years.

Don't be saying horrendous stories about knee replacements - I need one asap frown The decision I have to make is bad enough without that added to the mix frown
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#458959 - 7th Jan 2011 1:43pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: Wench]
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Yeah, trust Bert to add a cloud to the silver lining!

...one slip of the knife and it could be a sex change omg

Do you still need painkillers J?
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#458967 - 7th Jan 2011 1:48pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: StuyMac]
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Apart from the constant bleeding of the wound, the promised pain relief never came when it was supposed to, hours and hours late, also lack of staff, so he couldn't be seen to, when required.
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#458991 - 7th Jan 2011 2:14pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: bert1]
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Apart from the bleeding, it's no different from how I am now. Nursing care was so much better in my day no
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#458998 - 7th Jan 2011 2:16pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: Wench]
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Nursing care was so much better in my day no


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#459003 - 7th Jan 2011 2:18pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: StuyMac]
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I've lost my beard now Chewy raftl It's true though. We never had MRSA, VRSA or any of the superbugs there are now. I'm not going to get on my soapbox over it though. I'm going to be proactive over it though and go back to nursing instead devil
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#459006 - 7th Jan 2011 2:19pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: Wench]
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and go back to nursing instead devil


NHS....

or

.....private wink raftl
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#459012 - 7th Jan 2011 2:21pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: StuyMac]
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NHS raftl It needs us old school nurses back to kick it into touch!!
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#459022 - 7th Jan 2011 2:26pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: Wench]
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Well if you got the uniform im sure you could do some freelance private work raftl
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#459026 - 7th Jan 2011 2:29pm Re: Hospitals Cancel Operations after surge of flu [Re: StuyMac]
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You always have to lower the tone no You best hope I'm not in theatres when you have your op raftl

I've actually got part of my uniform on now strangely enough!
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