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Ireland records highest COVID-19 incidence rate in the world

Ireland records highest COVID-19 incidence rate in the world”

Tracy Nicholls, chief executive of the College of Paramedics, told Sky News on Sunday that emergency health services are under "unprecedented pressure" nationwide.

Additionally, a joint statement from the NI health and social care trusts said that early last month, the trusts issued a "stark warning" about pressure across the system in NI.

Ireland has recorded the highest rate of Covid-19 infection in the world in the past seven days, according to data released by Bloomberg and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Robinson said the trust is maximising the number of critical care beds it has at the Ulster Hospital and supporting colleagues across Northern Ireland.

Over 700 patients are being treated for the coronavirus in hospital in Northern Ireland, while there are 52 patients in ICU.

"This is not a simple matter of putting up more beds".

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The hospital apologised to the patients affected and acknowledged the efforts of staff. "Pre-existing staffing pressures and staff absence because of Covid, and other reasons, mean that those staff simply aren't there".

Hospitals across Northern Ireland are preparing for the third surge of the coronavirus pandemic - which is expected to be the worst.

Dr Gormley also had a message for patients - "help us to help you".

"In the incoming weeks, unfortunately we are not going to be able to care for everyone in the way we would normally want to, but we will do our very best". It is likely that those who do attend will wait longer to be seen and for admission to hospital if that is what they require.

She also reassured those unable to visit loved ones in hospital that staff will be there for them. This has a direct impact on the ability of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to respond, in a timely manner, to life threatening emergencies in the community. We will work tirelessly to ensure that this happens.

"It's certainly the most challenging time I've personally faced as a doctor and it is certainly the most challenging the Trust has faced".



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