Sunday, January 2, 2011

Critical Shortage of Intensive Care Beds For Children!

Once again doctors have warned this Tory government about their actions (or rather inaction) concerning the spread of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus.

Dr Kevin Morris, of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society, said: “We are virtually in a situation where there isn’t a single paediatric intensive care bed left in the country. This is the worst crisis within living memory.”

About one in five of the 305 child intensive care hospital beds is now taken up with critically ill youngsters with suspected swine flu. Last night there were just 15 left.

The system could reach breaking point next week as a boom in cases of both seasonal flu and swine flu in children is expected.

Question For Health Secretary Andrew Lansley:

When do you think the country can expect you to get a grip on this situation?

I have been suggesting that Andrew Lansley needs to urgently answer the question below, as yet I have heard no coherent answer.

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