Hospital wards shutting due to nursing shortages – the NHS this week

Hospital wards shut due to nursing shortages, and an ambulance service paying £1m a month to get others to attend calls…… Read More Hospital wards shutting due to nursing shortages – the NHS this week

A woman in her 80s left in a corridor for 13 hours – the NHS this week

Trusts across the country are struggling to meet demand. A common theme is a shortage of beds, requiring people to wait in the emergency department for long periods of time before being admitted to a ward, and a shortage of staff which has caused two trusts to close their Minor Injury Units so that staff can be transferred to A&E.… Read More A woman in her 80s left in a corridor for 13 hours – the NHS this week

Turning a cleaning cupboard into a GP consulting room – the NHS this week

By Richard Grimes We monitor 700 news websites across England for current stories about local NHS services. This update is collated from this monitoring over the last week. The national media are led by press releases from the Department of Health, pressure groups and metropolitan think tanks. Sentinel News reflect local priorities about local NHS… Read More Turning a cleaning cupboard into a GP consulting room – the NHS this week