Nottingham Hospital tweets off duty nurses for help

Picture1Busy Nottingham hospitals are
appealing through social media for
off duty nurses to go in.

Amid A&E pressures across the country, Nottingham saw its fair share of problems on January 4th. The Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust tweeted on Saturday at 8.27pm.

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A spokesman for the NUH, which includes the Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital, said: “More people have attended our emergency department, and more sick patients have needed to be admitted.

“This unprecedented demand has meant more patients have been looked after in our emergency department for longer.

“We have learnt in recent times that increasing numbers of our staff monitor our social media when they are off duty. We use social media, alongside more traditional ways, as a modern effective way to communicate with staff in various ways.”

This comes as A&E waiting times are the worst for 10 years.

Official NHS stats show 92.6% of patients were seen within four hours between October and December. The target set by the government is 95%.

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