MILITARY TO BE BROUGHT IN TO HELP MEDICAL STAFF COPE WITH COVID-19 IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Written by on January 21, 2021

MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY ARE TO BE BROUGHT IN TO HELP MEDICAL STAFF COPE WITH THE PANDEMIC IN NORTHERN IRELAND.

MORE THAN 100 MEDICALLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS WILL PROVIDE NURSING SUPPORT TO AN NHS BATTLING TO AVOID BEING OVERWHELMED BY THE DELUGE OF COVID-19 CASES.

IT IS ENVISAGED THEY WILL WORK IN BADLY STRETCHED HOSPITAL WARDS.

HEALTH MINISTER ROBIN SWANN SAID: “OUR HOSPITALS ARE UNDER IMMENSE PRESSURE AND AN ADDITIONAL STAFFING COMPLEMENT WILL BE VERY WELCOME ON THE FRONTLINE.


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