For example, in the Children’s hospital before 2011 there were 24 anesthesiologists and today there are 10. In the past, according to the Mega report, up to 40 surgeries were performed per day, while now they amount to 25 to 30 per week. There are cases where there is only one anesthesiologist in the hospital.
Some of the reasons that have led to the shortage of anesthetists in the NHS are the lack of recruitment and low salaries, making many doctors choose the private sector, as the salaries there are higher.
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