Badly strained UK hospitals to delay non-urgent procedures - News Summed Up

Badly strained UK hospitals to delay non-urgent procedures


LONDON — Officials say extreme seasonal pressure on Britain’s hospital system means many non-urgent procedures must be put off for weeks. National Health Service England officials are telling hospitals to delay some procedures to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients. He said there is no question the hospitals are facing real pressures at the moment. NHS England director Bruce Keogh says the pressures may increase because of “early signs” of spreading flu. Many hospitals are operating at or near full capacity, with reports of long waits for treatment in emergency rooms.


Source: National Post January 03, 2018 10:27 UTC


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