In Latvia the head of the emergency medical service (NMPD) Liene Cipule has announced in an interview with TV3 TV channelthat ambulances will stop leaving for non-urgent calls due to rising fuel prices.Isn’t anyone who needs the service of an ambulance entitled to an ambulance whether the case is urgent or not?
On the other hand BBC informs us that according to NHS England officials July “saw the highest number of ambulance callouts for life-threatening conditions.”
More than 85 000 category one calls were made many of which were for emergencies including cardiac arrests and persons who had stopped breathing.For admission to a hospital more than 30 000 patients waited longer than 12 hours.
This is the biggest amount recorded since records began in 2010and is up 33% from June.
The King’s Fund CEO Richard Murray stated that the burden on hospitals was felt throughout the entire health and social care system.
“He added: “At the end of July 13 014 people were still in hospital beds despite being medically fit to be discharged often due to a lack of available social care support. The challenges affecting the NHS cannot be solved without addressing the issues in social care.””
The most recent statistics show that despite being prepared to leave the hospital one in six patients experienced delays in being released.
And how many needed urgent hospitalizations but had to wait?
Up till today 6.7 million British citizens are still waiting for hospital treatment.
So it seems that the real pandemic for hospitals and medical staff is going on now. While hospitals were quiet and empty during the peak of Covid-19 (what I witnessed to my disbelief in the one and a half month I visited dad when I thought I was going to witness panic and overwhelmed wards waiting rooms and corridors) nations were kept locked down told to stay at home so that while they keep themselves safe they also keep others safe while avoiding overwhelming hospitals. It is clear that now hospitals are overwhelmed but this time it is not with Covid patients but with vaccinated people who are suffering from cardiac arrests or who have stopped breathing.
What is different between the UK in 2010 and now? The difference is that it has been only in the past year (2021) and a half that citizens were coerced to take from one dose to two doses to three doses with some even the fourth in a span of a year and a half of the Covid-19 vaccines that “save lives” and “will make them avoid hospitalization from Covid-19”. They were not told that the vaccines “do not save lives” and “will make them get hospitalized with cardiac arrest or shall they stop breathing” and only a miracle will then save their lives.