With Omicron cases leading to more hospital admissions and staff sickness, five workers explain the pressures they face
The number of Covid patients in hospitals in England and Scotland has continued to rise this week, as NHS England reached a deal with private hospitals to free up beds amid the outbreak of Omicron cases.
Meanwhile, Covid staff absences in England rose to their highest level since the introduction of the vaccine. The number of NHS workers in England off sick because of Covid was up by 41% in the week to 2 January, according to the latest figures.
Ambulances are becoming a service for everything
No one even raises an eyebrow at a 10-and-a-half-hour wait in emergency
A lot of nurses are going to agencies
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