Wales

We must also remember the dedication health and social care staff have shown

Darren Hughes

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

“The figures outlined today by the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales paint a stark picture of how the virus is spreading.

“We are particularly concerned by the number of people over 60 who are contracting the virus. The number of patients with Coronavirus in our hospitals is rising and this also, tragically, means the number of deaths is once again rising. We know this number is likely to become higher.

“It is clear robust action needs to be taken to control the spread of Coronavirus. However, the NHS in Wales is also acutely aware of the harm and the impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

“We know that this is hard for a lot of people, but we are asking people in Wales to please continue to adhere to the restrictions and guidance and help us bring the number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths down.

“NHS staff are currently working flat out to treat everyone with Coronavirus who needs care, but staff are also working tirelessly to provide care for people with other health issues.

“We must also remember the commitment and dedication staff within health and social care have shown throughout this period. Their bravery in the face of extreme pressure and adversity should never be forgotten.”

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