Virus test shortages harming health system, say UK hospitals

Hospital operators in the UK say the unavailability of Covid-19 tests is jeopardising healthcare services as patients cannot be treated before they were tested. – EPA pic, September 15, 2020.

HEALTHCARE services are being jeopardised by lack of access to coronavirus testing, hospital bosses in England warned today.

NHS Providers, which represents the heads of hospital trusts in the state-run National Health Service, said there are “current capacity problems with the testing regime”.

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