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22 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

“Hardly anyone is coming in“: The quiet crisis of Britain’s missing heart attack, cancer, and stroke patients


By Samuel Horti

Personal protective equipment shortages and a lack of coronavirus are making headlines, but another medical crisis is slowly brewing in Britain: plummeting heart attack, cancer, stroke and other hospital admissions are spelling disaster for doctors in “eerily quiet” wards across the country.

In a long read published today, New Statesman’s Britain editor Anoosh Chakelian speaks to doctors around the country about the dangers of people staying away from hospital.

“People are thinking that hospitals are bound to be far too busy with coronavirus cases, and so we’re very concerned that the net result of that is that they are not coming forward and not being treated,” says one doctor. “There’s a big worry that we’re storing up trouble for the future.”

You can read the full article here.

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