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 NHSs 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 end result if obozocare is permanent
Tell the idiots with Colds to go home and take an Aspirin
We are seeing conditions that people have not experienced in their working lives,
And their non working lives too..
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