Hospitals slowly return to normal but fear of second coronavirus wave hangs over staff | ITV News

Words by ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan

As I walked into Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, I felt something profoundly different to what I’d experienced on recent hospital visits.

There was no tension.

From acute wards, to the emergency department and on to the intensive care unit, staff were busy, but relaxed.

There was an air of normality in every department. Gone are the separate Green and Red (Covid) zones, gone is the running around and the anxiety imprinted on every face.

The operating manager for University Hospitals Birmingham told me that A&E is back up to pre-Covid levels, but the reorganisation of the hospital since Covid has meant patients flow through the hospital much quicker.

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