University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is assessing the aftermath of the pandemic and its long-term impact. The Trust needs to adapt to a ‘new normal’ of massive waiting lists, new funding challenges and the growing realisation of Covid-19’s long term effects on affected patients.

At last, the plastic surgery department is finally able to start elective operations again. Except for emergencies, the department has not been able to perform these surgeries at all during the pandemic. Over 500 patients are waiting for treatment, many of whom require life-changing surgery.

But with NHS restoration funding unclear, difficult decisions must be made over the investment in robotic surgery.

Hospital – Tuesday 9pm on BBC 2