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Ambulance staff reportedly urged to conserve oxygen amid ‘twindemic’

Surge in flu and Covid-19 increasing demand in parts of England for small cylinders used in ambulances and A&E

Ambulance staff in parts of England are reportedly being urged to conserve oxygen supplies due to a surge in demand for the small cylinders used in ambulances and A&E departments amid a “twindemic” of flu and Covid.

South East Coast ambulance service foundation trust warned staff of a shortage due to the high number of patients with respiratory conditions, adding that “suppliers are reporting that this is higher than during the first wave of the Covid pandemic”, according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

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