Northwick Park Hospital at epicentre of covid-19 as staff deal with soaring number of patients

Ganesh Suntharalingam

Northwick Park Hospital was featured on ITV News last night as it was revealed that it is once again at the forefront of the covid-19 pandemic.

In the news report, it was said that the hospital is edging closer to the ‘hell’ it was in last March during the first wave of coronavirus. 

At the height of the first wave, Northwick Park was the worst-hit hospital in London and declared a “critical incident” on March 20 due to the soar of coronavirus patients and limited number of beds available. 

London North West University Health Care tweeted: “Our critical care team at Northwick Park spoke to @itvnews today about the realities of #Covid19 on the frontline.

“With numbers increasing, everyone in the NHS is working above and beyond but the weeks ahead will be the hardest yet.

“Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.”

Ganesh Suntharalingam, critical care lead consultant, told ITV News: “This is now coming at us with a speed and ferocity we haven’t seen since March and April, so very large numbers coming into the hospital, over 400 patients on the wards.

“We are worried, these numbers show no signs of falling, so I think we’re going to come under increasing strain, and we will be finding ways to cope, we have plans but we are having to activate plans we haven’t used since right in the early days of spring.”

NHS London Tweeted: “Covid-19 cases are rising in London and our hospitals and ambulance services are under immense pressure. We need your help.”

Please stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

You can watch the news report, and read further information about the current situation at Northwick Park by clicking here. 

(Source: ITV News)