Emergency departments warned this winter may be most pressurised in years
Nick Evans Freelance journalist
Despite intensive planning and pledges of extra money, hospitals in England may struggle to cope this winter, according to an NHS Providers report
NHS Providers, which represents NHS trusts, issued a warning after initiatives to relieve the pressure on ‘hard-pressed’ hospitals failed to improve performance over the summer. The organisation highlighted a lack of progress on delayed discharges, bed occupancy rates and the proportion of patients being admitted or discharged in four hours.
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