Wednesday 19 January 2022
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Nottingham Hospitals update on the Covid situation and admissions numbers

Local health bosses continue to urge the public to protect themselves from Covid-19 ahead of the Christmas period.

The booster programme is currently vaccinating over 40s, those with a health condition that puts them at serious complications from Covid-19 and health and social care workers. Those who are eligible can book an appointment at a number of sites across the city and county on the NHS website or by calling 119.

The NHS will let the public know when the booster programme expands further to include younger cohorts. Please wait to be invited.

Hospitals

  • We have seen 70 admissions in the seven days to 28 November, which compares to 84 in the previous 7-day period
  • We had 183 beds occupied by Covid+ patients on 30 November, this compares to 187 beds on 23 November
  • Of those 183 beds, 11% (20 beds) were mechanically ventilated and in the most critical condition
  • In the week from 25 November to 1 December there were 19 deaths, which compares to 17 the previous week

*Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

General Practice

  • Latest data shows that in October there were 577,747 GP appointments with 64 per cent of these being face-to-face and 45 per cent of patients being seen the same day or next.
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Vaccinations

  • Latest figures (8 December – 28 November) show in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 1,715,447 vaccinations (first, second, third and boosters) have been administered since the start of the programme. This means that 82.6 per cent of over 18s have now received 2 doses.
  • 60.9 per cent of 18-29-year-olds have had two doses.
  • 89.3 per cent of those aged 30 and over have had two doses.
  • 43.9 per cent of 12-15-year-olds in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have had one dose of the vaccine.

Remember 

The NHS is here for you and so if you are concerned about a new lump or mole or have any other health issues then please get in touch with your GP.

If it is not an emergency you can use a range of service, such as:

Pharmacy 

Pharmacies can offer over the counter advice and treat common illnesses such as colds, sore throats, stings and allergies.

Call 111 First 

Once a patients calls 111 or visits 111 online they will be navigated to the most appropriate service, first time by a trained operator. The operator will even be able to book appointments and timeslots at the most appropriate health service for your needs.

Visit the NHS Urgent Care Centre 

  • Nottingham – The NHS Urgent Care Centre (next to the BBC building) is open every day from 7am-9pm. It deals with non-life threatening injuries and health problems. You don’t need an appointment to attend. Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham, NG2 4LA Tel: 0115 883 8500
  • Newark – Newark Urgent Treatment Centre at Newark Hospital is open 9am-9pm. It can be found on Boundary Road, NG24 4DE
  • Sutton In Ashfield – Primary Care 24 is open 24 hours a day and can be found at King’s Mill Hospital, NG17 4JL
 

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