Public Health Scotland will not publish Covid-19 statistics till Tuesday due to the Easter holiday but as lockdown rules start to ease, NHS Grampian frontline workers have asked members of the public to “be responsible” and stop potentially avoidable admissions to hospital.
Medics made the plea with hospitals in the region still facing extra pressure due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Last weekend was particularly challenging for staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department with a surge in those needing admitted and medics are keen to avoid a repeat this weekend with lockdown rules easing.
Consultant Louise McCulloch said: “Go outside, see your friends, have fun as far the rules allow, enjoy this step towards some normality, but please take care.
“In the hospital the number of Covid-19 patients has dropped to quite low levels – which is excellent progress.
“However we still have less capacity due to guidelines, which are in place to keep patients and staff safe as we make efforts to get to patients waiting for procedures as quickly…