Welcome to September’s Health News good people! Did you manage to have a ‘staycation’ this summer? As we go about life everywhere seems to be a lot more like normal, with larger crowds, many choosing to discard the trusty mask, however, this citizen would still advise a measure of caution as more than 132,000 in the UK haven’t survived the past 18 months Covid pandemic, being part of more than 4.5 million globally who have tragically become terminal victims of this devastating virus.
Rounding up the more prominent health news this past month, The Daily Telegraph of 12th August reported that – Ambulances in July record the busiest month ever with more than 1 million calls, as official figures show 32,400 daily calls to 999, up 9% from June, with Health Chiefs blaming “pent up demand”, with growing numbers of people who needed help during lockdown only seeking support now that their symptoms were more severe, despite the fact that as Professor Neil Mortensen, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England said, “The summer is traditionally a quieter time for the NHS, however this summer the pressure on emergency departments hasn’t let up.”
The Daily Mail of 13th August had a double page spread with the headline that “5.5 Million are on NHS Waiting Lists” Quoting Health Secretary Sajid Javid who warns that “In addition to the huge official backlog, being the highest number since records began in 2007, there were another 7 million patients who had shunned medical care during the height of the pandemic.”
The Health & Protection journal Cover of 16th August had an article highlighting why “One in ten are delaying having cancer screenings”, as reported by Bupa, whose July 2,000 UK adults survey concluded –
Cover reported on 31st August that “Working from home increases stress levels for UK staff, with around 1 in 3 UK employees now working longer hours, with things like the missing daily commute, increasing stress whilst away from the office”.
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Until October good SCH Health News reader, please Stay well, Stay safe and Stay vigilant,
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