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More Swedish hospitals cancel surgeries amid supply shortage

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Published: 18.Oct.2019 07:46 hrs

More hospitals are cancelling non-essential surgeries amid a supply shortage in central Sweden.

No planned inpatient care or routine surgeries have taken place at Uppsala University Hospital since last Friday, after a new supplier failed to deliver disposable equipment such as hand disinfectants, sterile gloves and catheters to five regions: Uppsala, Örebro, Dalarna, Västmanland and Sörmland.

Late on Thursday healthcare bosses in Dalarna announced that their own back-up supplies had now run so low they would also postpone all scheduled surgeries in the region from Monday next week.

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