Hospitals trigger emergency measures as patients wait 13 hours in ambulances…
.@gloshospitals declared an incident on Sept 19 which lasted for 16 days sue to a sustained increase in patient demand. @RoyalFreeNHS Barnet Hospital declared an incident on Monday and @NorthMidNHS saw over 200 patients crowding in its A&E on Monday afternoon
The situation in the Midlands is "dreadful" according to a leaked briefing to @OFFICIALWMAS staff - equivalent of 100 shifts was lost on Monday this week due to delays at A&E units:
And now this from James Paget Hospital as patient dies while stuck waiting in an ambulance…

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4 Jun
More good news from Bolton Hospital. Number of Covid patients has fallen again. Now 34 Covid patients in total, down from 49 last Thursday. Six in ICU/HDU down from 12 on Mon. 3 new admission in past 24 hours but 8 discharges #Covid19UK
Across England as a whole, the internal NHS data says there are now 803 Covid patients in hospital, up from 779 yday. 801 on Wed. So holding steady for now...52 new admissions in past 24 hours but 90 discharges.
Discharges are super important for the NHS capacity now. It appears at least over the past week or so that the rate of Covid admissions is being more than matched by discharges.

A sign of vaccine effect on severity of disease?
Read 4 tweets
1 Jan
Surgeons are doing nursing shifts at @RoyalLondonHosp. In a plea to staff yday bosses said: “Unfortunately we now find ourselves really short of nursing support all weekend starting from tonight. We really need anyone who can do healthcare support duties to come forward please."
I've just worked what felt like one the most intense weeks of 2020 reporting on the terrible Covid impact on NHS. All the stories can be found here:…

How bad does this need to get before Parliament is recalled? MPs are off until 11 Jan #Covid19UK
What use would a recall be? Not much. An acknowledgement at least of how bad situation is & for questions to be asked.

People are dying on wards with families saying goodbye on iPads. Major hospitals are begging for staff. Silence still deafening from Govt & NHSEngland.
Read 6 tweets
17 Dec 20
NEW: London hospitals forced to cancel operations to free up staffing as critical care beds fill up… #COVID19
On Wednesday, there were a total of 2,289 coronavirus patients in London hospitals, an increase of two per cent on the day before.

But the numbers of coronavirus patients in critical care beds jumped 8.6 per cent in a single day.
London has seen the largest increase in Covid cases in the last week with infection rates reaching 319 per 100,000 people, compared to just under 200 in the previous week.
Read 4 tweets
17 Dec 20
NHS safety guidance ‘too long to read’ say hospital staff as safety watchdog exposes systemic risks of misplaced nasogastric tubes:… #patientsafety
I have often wondered what value the reams of guidance in hospitals actually adds to #patientsafety Is it more about assurance? Staff have no time to keep abreast of changes? And too often guidance isn't up to date anyway?
The irony is of course, the @hsib_org report itself, will probably go unread by many. But you can find it here:…
Read 5 tweets
15 Dec 20
Doctors at Shrewsbury hospital led the way in pursuing 'normal birth at almost any cost' says inquiry chief:…
My story from last week's damning report here:
.@GillWaltonRCM tells @CommonsHealth "It's really important all the teams work together with women at the centre of care and they don't promote one type of birth over another.”

Worth noting the RCM has in the past been on the wrong side of this issue - good to see clear msg!
Read 4 tweets
3 Dec 20
Unlawful do-not-resuscitate orders may still be in place, regulator warns…
Can there be any excuse for some of these DNACPR uses?
.@katemasters67 who threatened @MattHancock with a judicial review earlier this year told @Independent "This is not a new issue...The government need to listen to the CQC and take some action or we will just be going round in circles.”
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