Covid-19 is Causing Chaos to the NHS in England, and Continues to Create Havoc with the Surgery Backlog

Surgical operations are currently being cancelled throughout England, as Covid-19 causes major disruption inside the NHS, and the doctors and the health leaders say that the UK Government’s surgical backlog targets are looking increasingly unachievable. There are currently six million patients on the waiting lists for NHS hospital care, and these include over 23,000 who have waited for more than two years for treatment.

Mr Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, said that he had launched the “biggest catch-up schedule in the history of the National Health Service”, but around the same time he dropped every domestic Covid-19 restriction in England. However, now Covid-19 rates are creating havoc with the ability of the NHS to catch up with surgical operations that were cancelled or delayed before and during the pandemic.

Recent figures show, that more than 28,000 members of NHS staff are off sick from work every single day due to Covid-19, and more than 20,000 patients are actually in hospital with Covid-19. This, of course, has dramatically lowered the number of beds and spaces available for those patients who need to receive planned surgical care.

The President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England said: “Unfortunately, Covid-19 continues to cause major disruption in the NHS, with recent high staff absences. We do know that planned surgical operations are being cancelled again in different areas of England due to staff being off sick with it. We understand that this can be frustrating for surgical teams who want to help patients by getting planned surgery up and running again. It is also distressing for the patients who know that they actually need a planned operation”.

The Chief Executive of NHS Providers said: “Pressure is piling up on the NHS across England from a Covid-19 related triple whammy of staff absences, high numbers of people in hospital with Covid-19 and delays in discharging patients, while Covid-19 is continuing to use up all the beds that were available in social care services”.

The Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents the whole healthcare system, said: “The ongoing impact of Covid-19 was now interfering with the ability of the NHS to tackle the surgical backlog, and there should be “a healthy dose of realism” about what the NHS could achieve”.

The British Medical Association has accused the UK Government of failing to grasp how Covid-19 poses a serious threat to the NHS, to the backlog of planned surgery targets, and to the wider public. It has said, that unless the Government brought in certain measures to bring down the infection rates, including wearing masks on public transport such as trains, and in confined spaces such as offices, and providing ventilation in public and work settings, the pressures on the NHS would escalate even further, staff absences would rise even higher, and thousands of patients would be forced to wait even longer than ever for their planned surgical operation”.

NHS England said: “Staff will continue to carry on pulling out all the stops” in order to tackle the backlog.

The Use Of Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a safe, natural and really relaxing way of gaining calmness, a sense of comfort, a sense of ease and total peace of mind if you are feeling worried and stressed about why you are still waiting for that particular surgery for the last year and a half. Hypnosis will help you to stop worrying and getting all anxious about this.

If you decide to see a hypnotist, whether in an office, or online, they will welcome you in a professional and courteous manner. They will talk with you first, to find out what your problems are while you are waiting for your planned operation, and then they will begin the hypnosis session. They will talk to you soothingly and comfortingly. After a while, they will know when you have become deeply relaxed enough so that they can access your subconscious mind directly, and speak with it.

Hypnosis

Once they have successfully accessed your subconscious mind, they will remove the old set of instructions from it, and they will then replace it with a completely new set of instructions which it will be able to follow very easily. When the hypnosis session has ended, the hypnotist will fully waken you, and you will find that you are wide-awake, fully alert, and feeling absolutely wonderful.

If you have any questions at all, that you would like to ask about using hypnosis to stop you getting stressed about waiting ages for a planned surgical operation, or if you would simply like to know more about how hypnosis works, please feel free to call us on 07904 605344, and we can then have a friendly chat about it. I would love to be able to help you. You will find hypnosis to be an extremely relaxing and wonderfully uplifting experience which you will find most enjoyable.