'Very busy' Forth Valley Royal Hospital's capacity stretched by COVID-19

Health bosses would not comment on reports Forth Valley Royal Hospital was unable to take new admissions due to it “bursting at the seams” with COVID-19 patients.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 12:12 pm

However NHS Forth Valley did confirm the hospital was very busy at this time - but there was still extra capacity available if required.

A spokesperson said: “Forth Valley Royal Hospital continues to be very busy and we are seeing an increase in the number of people admitted with COVID-19 and other serious health conditions.

“Our Intensive Care Unit is also very busy but we do have the ability to further increase capacity, if required.

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There are claims Forth Valley Royal Hospital is so full of COVID-19 patients it is unable to take new admissions but NHS Forth Valley says it has the ability to increase capacity

"Our staff are continuing to deliver care to local patients who require urgent care and treatment, and are also working very hard to ensure patients who are well enough to leave hospital are discharged or transferred as quickly as possible to help free up capacity for those who require to be admitted.”

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