Scottish Tories bemoan NO NHS critical incidents in Scotland

Talking-up Scotland

In the Guardian today:

Of England’s 137 NHS trusts, at least 24 have declared a critical incident, Shapps said, meaning they have reached an alert level signalling priority services may be under threat.

No Scottish health board has declared a critical incident though Dumfries and Galloway has a ‘surge plan’ to deal with staff shortages due to infection:

Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership (DGHSCP) director of strategic planning David Rowland said the system continued to face significant pressure.

“Throughout the pandemic, great effort has been made to ensure we have been able to respond to the direct challenges resulting from the virus, while continuing to preserve essential services,” he said.

“The surge plan which was developed in response to these anticipated pressures has proved invaluable, providing us with a system of planned responses.”

Local Tory MSP Oliver Mundell who resigned from their ‘front bench’…

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