Oslo University Hospital is considering reducing surgical activity due to sick leave levels and corona pressure

Oslo University HospitalPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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Oslo University Hospital (OUS) is considering reducing its surgical activity due to an increasing number of corona patients and high sickness absence levels. 

The OUS has already reduced planned surgery activities at Ullevål Hospital and Rikshospitalet by 10%.

“Children and cancer patients will not be affected by the reduction,” medical director Hilde Myhren at the OUS told the newspaper Avisa Oslo.

On Tuesday, there were admitted 39 inpatients with COVID, an increase of nine from the day before. Twenty of them were in intensive care, and eleven were on respirators.

“We are under a lot of pressure,” Myhren said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Oslo University Hospital is considering reducing surgical activity due to sick leave levels and corona pressure"

  1. So health staff is exhausted, and the government is finally, belatedly taking serious action to quell the out of control pandemic: facemasking rather than economicaly and socially devastating lockdown, hopefully.

    Høyre’s early, uncharacteristically radical lockdown was quite a contrast.

    (Why no NT article about the Biden-Putin video meeting about Ukraine today? It was the demarcation point for what is coming.)

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