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There is more NHS staff off work due to COVID sicknesses or self isolation than there is COVID confirmed patients.

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AnaadiNitya Tue 18-Aug-20 16:35:53

www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-hospital-activity/
( as off 13 August 2020)

16,820 Staff off due to COVID related absences or self isolation.

56 patients with Confirmed COVID on ventilators beds

599 Patients in hospital beds with confirmed COVID

33 patients in beds with confirmed COVID in Manchester university Trust which operate nine hospitals through out Greater Manchester. We are in restricted measures. Which could actually affect the way our kids go back to school. 33 people in hospital and we have 2.813 million living here.

55.98 million people live in England alone.

Just a bit of perspective.

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AnaadiNitya Tue 18-Aug-20 17:00:48

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IceCreamAndCandyfloss Tue 18-Aug-20 17:02:38

That’s a huge number of staff off either with it or isolating due to exposure. Knew it would be high but didn’t expect that many as we are only hearing about cases in food factories recently it seems.

AnaadiNitya Tue 18-Aug-20 17:11:58

IceCreamAndCandyfloss

That’s a huge number of staff off either with it or isolating due to exposure. Knew it would be high but didn’t expect that many as we are only hearing about cases in food factories recently it seems.

I know. Was a bit shocked myself.

I don’t know why the news outlets are not discussing this tbh it puts it in to perspective when you see the actual figures.

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IceCreamAndCandyfloss Tue 18-Aug-20 17:48:38

You’d expect it to have made the news but the outbreaks in schools in July I didn’t see either unless I’ve missed both, it’s only from MN I’ve seen it.

Lifeisabeach09 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:16:41

It's likely because of weekly testing for HCPs plus hospitals and other care environments have become very vigilant in the daily screening of staff for symptoms.

HeyBlaby Tue 18-Aug-20 20:19:08

'It's likely because of weekly testing for HCPs...'

I'm a nurse in a neighbouring trust to MFT but haven't had weekly testing, nor my colleagues. I assume this is a few randomly selected for a study?

Lifeisabeach09 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:21:01

No, all care home staff in England have to undergo weekly testing now as well as the daily temperature checks/screening questions. Tbh, I thought that was the case in hospitals as well.

Lifeisabeach09 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:21:34

www.gov.uk/government/news/regular-retesting-rolled-out-for-care-home-staff-and-residents

Feminist10101 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:23:06

1 positive test of an NHS worker can easily lead to 25 having to self isolate as a precaution.

Just to put it into perspective.

SaltyAndFresh Tue 18-Aug-20 20:24:20

That's likely to be the picture in schools soon, if proper safety measures aren't put in place.

Eyewhisker Tue 18-Aug-20 20:43:42

Could Covid related absences also include those who are absent due to childcare (as so many childcare facilities have closed).

Greysparkles Tue 18-Aug-20 20:43:58

No, all care home staff in England have to undergo weekly testing now as well as the daily temperature checks/screening questions. Tbh, I thought that was the case in hospitals as well

Not in my trust either, if we do need a test we have to travel to a test centre

mindutopia Tue 18-Aug-20 20:47:40

It depends on what they are defining as an ‘absence’. I have a friend who is NHS staff and has been off for 5 months now because her dh can’t manage homeschooling the dc while also wfh (he has a normal office job, not NHS).

Feminist10101 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:55:39

It depends on what they are defining as an ‘absence’. I have a friend who is NHS staff and has been off for 5 months now because her dh can’t manage homeschooling the dc while also wfh (he has a normal office job, not NHS).

That’s ridiculous. Surely the key worker’s work should take priority.

Feminist10101 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:57:07

I’m NHS staff who has managed working more than full time out of the home, whilst husband attempts to work full time from home and homeschooling.

Feminist10101 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:58:22

So I trust she’s not getting paid for that.

SaltyAndFresh Tue 18-Aug-20 21:19:00

Feminist10101

*It depends on what they are defining as an ‘absence’. I have a friend who is NHS staff and has been off for 5 months now because her dh can’t manage homeschooling the dc while also wfh (he has a normal office job, not NHS).*

That’s ridiculous. Surely the key worker’s work should take priority.

Not if the DH is the higher earner.

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