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Dec 2016

One in ten patients face ‘deeply worrying’ wait for hospital bed

Research by the BBC has shown that almost 475,000 patients faced a wait of over four hours for a hospital bed following emergency admissions in 2015-16, which was nearly a five-fold increase since 2010-11. Three quarters of hospitals are reporting a shortage of beds this winter and doctors are complaining that hospitals are now dangerously…

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