As winter approaches, HAFSON is reassured at the work done by Imperial to prepare for a second wave, to ensure the safety of patients and staff. They are working to reduce the backlog of patients still waiting for treatment. At the height of the first wave, most elective treatment had to be deferred. If there is a second surge, Imperial is looking at how to continue to provide as many elective treatments as possible. A lot of thought has clearly gone into workforce and bed planning.
It is good to read the positive coverage about Imperial and our local hospitals in this Guardian article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/01/on-a-knife-edge-nhs-frontline-prepares-for-a-covid-second-wave?CMP=share_btn_tw