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NHS hospitals told to take drastic measures amid winter crisis (UK)

the Guardian ^ | 1-2-18 | Denis Campbell, Sarah Marsh

Posted on 01/02/2018 5:42:01 PM PST by dynachrome

Hospitals’ inability to keep up with the demand for care on Tuesday night prompted NHS England to tell them to take unprecedented measures to try and stabilise the service.

They included cancelling outpatient appointments and day case surgery, extending an existing ban on non-urgent surgery until the end of the month and deploying consultants in A&E units to assess if patients really are a medical emergency.

Amid growing evidence of chaos as the NHS’s winter crisis bites, hospitals are being forced to create makeshift wards for patients, growing numbers are declaring a black alert – an official admission that they cannot cope – and patients are waiting as long as 12 hours for A&E care.

“We are seeing conditions that people have not experienced in their working lives,” said Dr Taj Hassan, an A&E consultant in Leeds and president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), which represents A&E doctors.

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TOPICS:Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom

KEYWORDS:hospitals; nhs; singlepayer; uk

The solution is higher taxes and more gov’t paperwork!/s

The end result if obozocare is permanent

1posted on 01/02/2018 5:42:02 PM PSTby dynachrome

To: dynachrome

Tell the idiots with Colds to go home and take an Aspirin

2posted on 01/02/2018 5:45:15 PM PSTby butlerweave

To: dynachrome

“We are seeing conditions that people have not experienced in their working lives,”

And their non working lives too..

3posted on 01/02/2018 5:45:39 PM PSTby EEGator

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