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Covid-19: Belfast Trust to cancel some cancer surgeries
Some cancer surgeries in Belfast are being เกมสล็อต cancelled due to Covid-19 pressures, BBC News NI has learned.
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust says it is working to reschedule the procedures as soon as possible.
The trust has not confirmed exactly how many patients are affected but has apologised for what it says has been an “extremely difficult decision”.
Cancer surgery is continuing in the Northern and Southern trusts, BBC News NI understands.
But it is understood one cancer-related procedure due to take place in the South Eastern Trust area this week has also been cancelled.
In a statement, the Belfast Trust said: “Regrettably, the Belfast Trust has made the difficult decision to cancel some cancer related procedures which we are currently working to reschedule as soon as possible.
“Covid-19 admissions continuing to rise has put increasing pressures on hospitals, which led to the trust taking the extremely difficult decision to cancel surgeries in order to expand our support teams caring for Covid-19 patients.
“We do not underestimate the anxiety and distress this causes patients and families affected and we sincerely apologise for this.”