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Cancer surgery cancelled and off-duty staff recalled as new wave hits earlier than expected

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Professor Ian Young was appearing before MLAs at Stormont. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Professor Ian Young was appearing before MLAs at Stormont. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Professor Ian Young was appearing before MLAs at Stormont. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Cancer operations have been cancelled and exhausted off-duty staff called in to work after the current Covid-19 wave hit two weeks earlier than expected.

Health officials have said a combination of staff shortages, a failure to reach the 85% vaccination target and the new surge has contributed to the latest crisis.


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