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Apr 2018

NHS staffing crisis leaves more than 1,400 hospital beds empty

Figures obtained through freedom of information have revealed that 82 wards across the NHS have been moth-balled due to a lack of funding, enough to fill two hospitals. The number of empty beds in September 2017 had tripled in four years, 1,429 compared to 503 in September 2013. The Society for Acute Medicine’s president, Dr…

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Dec 2016

Decline in hospital beds leading to patient deaths

According to a leading health statistician, the NHS is being put under increasing pressure by a fall in the number of hospital beds and this is contributing to the number of patient deaths. Although the government’s recommended average occupancy level is 85 per cent, this investigation has revealed that in England, hospital occupancy levels have…

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