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Hotspot Covid centre staff working across rest of NHS in NI despite infection risk

Local health bosses placing people's lives in danger, warns whistleblower

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According to the whistleblower, student doctors and nurses have been working in her unit and helping to assess patients suspected of having the virus throughout the summer

According to the whistleblower, student doctors and nurses have been working in her unit and helping to assess patients suspected of having the virus throughout the summer

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According to the whistleblower, student doctors and nurses have been working in her unit and helping to assess patients suspected of having the virus throughout the summer

Staff working at a Covid centre at the heart of a coronavirus hotspot are also caring for vulnerable patients, a whistleblower has revealed.

Health bosses are putting lives at risk by letting the employees also work in hospitals, surgeries and in the community, she said.

It comes as the Health Minister said Covid-19 centres had seen a near doubling in referrals in just one week.