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Coronavirus: Craigavon Area Hospital surgeon issues warning

Reported by lily | June 18th, 2021 @ 06:55 AM

Coronavirus: Craigavon Area Hospital surgeon issues warning

Trauma surgery may have บทความสล็อต to be rationed at Craigavon Area Hospital if Covid admissions keep pressuring services, an orthopaedic surgeon has warned.

Consultant Ronan McKeown usually treats patients with injuries caused by road collisions and accidents in the home.

He is urging people to take extra care to reduce their risk of injury.

"People need to be extra careful, they maybe aren't aware that the hospital is coming under increasing pressure as more and more people get admitted."

He added: "As the capacity of the hospital diminishes that will influence what we can do and the services we may be able to offer the public."

Mr McKeown said while the trauma and orthopaedics unit was currently coping, he was concerned that as admissions rise they may not be able to offer patients the surgery they need.

"We may actually have to ration surgery and it may be that you end up with a broken arm or a broken leg that we do not have the time or space to operate on, and it will heal with a deformity and potential disability.

"We don't know what way it's going to go, but we are worried that if it continues to go the way it's going that we won't be able to cope."

The consultant urged the public to take practical measures to protect themselves.

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