It's been a brighter week. I rode to work this morning with a golden sun rising against a pale blue sky. Across moors and farmland. White frosted hills and misty valleys. It’s such a contrast to the dark days of late.
The numbers of patients in our hospitals with Covid-19 has continued to fall this week. We now have around 170 patients, compared to a peak of over 500 just a couple of weeks ago. We've also seen the pressure easing slightly in some of our critical care and high dependency areas, which is obviously good news.