More than half of Manchester terror attack injured remain in hospital – 20 of them ‘CRITICAL’
More than half of patients hospitalised by the Manchester terror attack on Monday still remain in hospital, the NHS has revealed.
And of the 63 that remain being cared for, 20 of them are classed as being ‘CRITICAL’ – meaning they may be receiving help breathing or organ support.
NHS England issued an update on the injured this afternoon – revealing for the first time that 116 people received NHS inpatient care in the days immediately following the attack at Manchester Arena .
It added that 63 people are now being treated across eight hospitals – including 20 patients who are currently in ‘critical care’ – the Manchester Evening News reports.
NHS England released a graphic showing where the remaining patients are being treated – which was correct as of 6am today:
Of the 63 remaining patients, 18 are in the Manchester Royal Infirmary, 13 in Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and five in Salford Royal.
Five victims are also in Royal Oldham Hospital, six in North Manchester, eight in Wythenshaw Hospital, five in Royal Bolton Hospital and three in Stepping Hill.
Three Greater Manchester hospitals have now discharged all those injured by Monday’s terror attack.
NHS England said that all patients at Wigan’s Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Tameside General Hospital and Fairfield General Hospital have now been sent home.
A spokesperson said: “116 people received NHS inpatient care in relation to the Manchester incident in the days immediately after the attack.
“63 people are now being treated across eight hospitals including 20 patients who are currently in critical care.”
This is not considered the same as critically ill patients.
According to a doctor at North Manchester General Hospital critical care means patients may be receiving help breathing or organ support.
He said: “Patients on critical care are receiving an intensive level of support however they have primarily been stabilised and have potential for recovery.
“This is not necessarily the same as patients in a critical situation.
“I know at Salford Royal they received a lot of patients with traumatic injuries that were taken to surgery straight away.
“Afterwards they will be taken to critical care. They are very unlikely to be taken there unless their body can make the physical recovery.”
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