NEWS ROUNDUP: Leaked council report and doctor burnout
The South African coronavirus variant has been found in Hartlepool. Cases have also been found in Sunderland and Scarborough, all of which had been involved in foreign travel in one form or another. All necessary interventions were undertaken, including enhanced contact tracing and control measures.
A leaked council report has cast doubt on the future of Advance Northumberland.
The document, which was discussed behind closed doors raises ‘areas of immediate and significant concern’ at the regeneration company, which is wholly owned by the local authority. The firm’s boss has refuted a number of the issues raised, while noting that they have not seen the report.
A survey by the British Medical Association has revealed that two thirds of doctors in the north east feel unsafe in their place of work. Concerns have been raised about access to appropriate face masks, covid safe resting areas and a feeling of burnout.
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