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NHS: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 98466, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of staff shortages in the NHS in (a) Stockport constituency, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the North West due to the omicron variant of covid-19.

Answered on

10 January 2022

The information is not held in the format requested as while data for COVID-19 related absences is collected, it does not distinguish whether this is related to the Omicron variant.

However, the following table shows the number of staff absences due to COVID-19 related reasons, including self-isolation, in the week to 2 January 2022 for the acute trusts in Stockport constituency, Greater Manchester and the North West National Health Service region.

Region/NHS trust

COVID-19 absences per Day

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Greater Manchester:

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North West


Source: NHS England and NHS Improvement Urgent and Emergency Care Daily Situation Reports 2021-22 for acute trusts.

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