This Morning’s Dr Ranj Singh has shared a grim insight into the current state of the NHS hospital where he works which he says is at ‘breaking point’ over rising covid cases.
When he is not offering advice to viewers on the ITV’s flagship daytime show, Dr Ranj works in an intensive care unit for children at a London hospital.
He said staff, who are already been pushed to the brink, are ‘devastated’ by a new variant of the deadly virus that is spreading ‘fifty to seventy percent faster.’
Speaking on Times Radio today, Dr Ranj said parts of his department have had to be converted into a ward for adult coronavirus patients to meet the huge demand for beds.
He warned that the intensive care unit is now so busy staff are unable to provide proper care to the ‘extremely sick’ people who need it.
Dr Ranj said this has had a ripple effect throughout the hospital as over-stretched and ‘exhausted’ staff cannot provide other services as normal.
“Our intensive care unit is the busiest it’s ever been,” he admitted.
“And what we need to remember is that…