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Surgeries cancelled as Scots health board experiences 'sustained pressure' from rise in cases

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NHSLanarkshire facing staff shortages. Annual leave and staff having to self-isolate as a result of contacts outside of work, were causing the pressure, along with trying to maintain and recover services - including planned operations.

The health board said that as of Tuesday, July 20 there are 81 Covid-19 cases across its three acute sites, University Hospital Hairmyres, Monklands and Wishaw, with seven people in intensive care.

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