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Two thirds of NHS hospital trusts have unsafe bed occupancy levels

Two thirds of hospital trusts had unsafe bed occupancy levels between the start of April and end of June, NHS figures have revealed. Damning statistics published today show 131 trusts - which run ... read more

Assaults on NHS hospital staff hit record levels in Wales

Assaults on hospital staff have reached record levels in Wales – with ... again after a small reduction two years ago. “The fact that assaults on staff have increased by 70% since 2010 shows that ... read more

“National crisis” facing UK National Health Service as deficits grow

Despite claims that two thirds ... s 137 trusts were reporting an average bed occupancy rate of 91.7 percent (above the recommended safe level of 85 percent). In January, 68 senior doctors issued a ... read more

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Some 14,000 beds have disappeared from the NHS and hospitals are now often occupied at unsafe levels. Over 400,000 elderly and vulnerable ... A survey earlier this year of BMA doctors found that more ... read more

‘We are firefighting’: the mental health funding shortage that’s hitting frontline care

Data returned by over two-thirds ... Staffing levels dropped from 847 full-time equivalent posts to 793 in the same period. Frontline staff at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust claim that cuts ... read more

What Addenbrooke's tells us about state of NHS

A year ago, the trust that runs the hospital - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - wasn't even on the Care Quality Commission's radar in terms of being a failing centre. In fact, two ... read more

Assaults on hospital staff are rising to record levels

Christie's experience was similar to other health professionals - with responses from the hospital trusts suggesting that around two-thirds of the ... assaults on staff have increased by 70% since ... read more

Patients suffering as direct result of NHS wait-time failures

Hospitals have ... trusts was 98% or more, with the fullest – Walsall healthcare trust – 99.9% occupied. NHS England admits that the service “has been under sustained pressure [recently because of] ... read more

Pressure on NHS intensive care at highest level since 2010 swine flu pandemic, senior doctors warn

Figures reported by the NHS this winter show that two-thirds of hospital trusts have ... and they say bed occupancy is around 80-95% which is no different to other years at this time. These pressures ... read more

Winter pressures meant 'perfect storm' in NHS Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr reported high bed occupancy was the ... to a "significant strain on the hospital system and its ability to maintain patient flow". Over 2,700 NHS beds have gone in Wales between ... read more

The Observer view on NHS funding

The warning lights have been blinking furiously for years: targets increasingly missed; patients waiting on trolleys in corridors for hours; the steady spread of rationing using arbitrary and ... read more

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