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Non-urgent elective operations to be suspended at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals

| March 18, 2020

Non-urgent elective operations are to be suspended at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals.

A spokesperson for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust said:

As the Chief Medical Officer has stated, NHS services are likely to come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and we need to ensure that we have as many beds available as possible to care for patients with severe respiratory problems when the number of infections peaks.

Therefore, in line with well-established plans for situations like this, every hospital in England has now been asked to suspend all non-urgent elective operations by the 15 April for at least three months, with some other procedures likely to be rescheduled before then so we can train our staff and adapt certain areas.

Urgent and emergency cases and cancer treatments will be carrying on as normal, but we know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried, and we will be contacting everyone affected as soon as possible.

*Source of article : Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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