12-hour wait on surgical trolleys for patients in Nottingham

untitledFifty-two patients waited on surgical trolleys for operations in Nottingham Hospitals for more than 12 hours, in January, documents revealed.

Increased volumes of people coming into accident and emergency over the winter period resulted in breaching same sex ward rules as well as corporate nurses being forced to step up to frontline duties.

Peter Harma, chief executive of the Nottingham University hospital NHS trust, said: “The cumulative effect of a number of factors led to the busiest winter on record.”

There are plans being put in place for April to invest £23.2million in the city alone on the governments Better care fund which is working on the community services to reduce overall strain in the hospitals.



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