With Covid rates rising across Cambridgeshire, more than doubling in some areas in the last week, The Prime Minister has belatedly announced new restrictions for the Christmas period.
Our hospitals in this area are already stretched beyond breaking point. Addenbrookes has almost 300 staff either isolating or testing positive for Covid, putting yet more strain on the already exhausted workforce. Patients are seeing operations cancelled and are facing long delays of up to 50hrs in A&E!
The government has been aware of this new strain of the virus for some time yet they continued to dither and delay disappointing families, causing yet more losses for businesses and costing lives.