We need public support and for people to stick to the regulations

Darren Hughes

Responding to the latest update from the Welsh Government on the Coronavirus pandemic, Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation said:

“The current situation with Coronavirus is fast becoming extremely serious in Wales. The patterns we saw in March are returning in some areas in Wales, and we have unfortunately seen more areas going to be placed into local lockdown from tomorrow evening.

“We need to remain vigilant and we need to stick to the rules. We all need to play our part by adhering to social distancing, wearing masks, and good hand hygiene”.

“Recently, the NHS in Wales has been working hard to bring vital services back on stream, treating more people who need our care.

“However, if we are faced with the prospect of the NHS becoming overwhelmed, this progress could be undone and we may be faced with a situation where we cannot deliver some routine care.

“Everyone within the NHS is aware of the significant sacrifices people have made throughout the last six months. But now, we need public support and for people to stick to the regulations so we can prevent more people becoming seriously ill and more people tragically dying.

“It is also important to remember the courage and dedication NHS staff have shown throughout, delivering care and putting their own health at risk in order to save the lives of others. We cannot forget that – we must all do what we can to help.”

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