Sturgeon defends NHS record after winter patient delays

Sturgeon defends NHS record after winter patient delays

A spokesman for Bedford Hospital said: "We are now under sustained pressure for patients requiring admission to hospital". The total number of patients seen in December, including walk-in centres - was up by 983 to 17,078 last month.

Former NHS Trust chairman Roy Lilley told Sky News the figures were "a disaster".

Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of respondents (65%) said the Government was managing the current pressures on the NHS badly, 38 Degrees said.

Ms Sturgeon apologised "unreservedly" to Mr Wilson, and to anyone else who has had to wait longer than they should do for hospital treatment, or who does not receive the standard of care they should expect.

Tory health spokesman Miles Briggs raised concerns about "alarming" reports that the Scottish Ambulance Service was struggling with a lack of call handlers in local call centres as well as crews on the road to cope with current high demand.

"In particular, it was an extremely challenging and demanding New Year weekend, with huge pressure in our A&E department and on our bed capacity. The Trust has made preparations for these pressures, improving efficiencies throughout the year and our staff are working hard to ensure excellent patient care is maintained at all times".

Patients in need of emergency care during these hours are now taken to hospitals in Bristol and Taunton.

"We'd like to thank the public for their patience during this hard time and to our staff who have been going above and beyond coping in extreme circumstances".

It has been sent to Downing Street as the latest A&E waiting times figures show a further drop in performance at the region's hospitals in December.

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"Extra medical and nursing staff were employed in all key areas and extra bed space was opened at Blackpool Victoria Hospital".

The consultants draw on their own experiences - including patients dying prematurely, waiting times of 12 hours and more than 50 patients waiting for a hospital bed.

Dr Liz Mearns, medical director from NHS England's regional office, said: 'It's important we protect young children from the flu virus and get them vaccinated now.

She said: "Despite the winter pressures-I readily acknowledge the pressure that they put on not just patients but staff-I repeat that the health service in Scotland is the best-performing health service anywhere in the United Kingdom".

"That's why we recently announced the largest single increase in doctor training places in the history of the NHS - a 25 per cent expansion".

"The NHS today has launched their national flu programme and I would encourage people to act on the advice that the NHS is giving and also encourage NHS staff who haven't had the flu vaccine yet to have that vaccine".

The heads of accident and emergency (A&E) departments of hospitals all across England and Wales have warned Theresa May that more people are dying prematurely in the corridors of the A&E departments than before.

Royal College and the relevant arms length bodies.

"Despite the best efforts and dedication of NHS staff to treat patients quickly, waiting times for non-urgent care have also deteriorated again in the past year", a spokesperson said.

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