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Greater Manchester hospitals ‘forced to provide extra critical care beds’


Hospital waiting lists across the country could hit 13 million in the months to come.

Reports have found Manchester Hospitals are having to provide extra beds for critical care patients as the number of people coming in has surged.

Hospitals are struggling to cope due to increase in patients attending hospitals in the city a reports the Manchester Evening News.

The “number of people attending emergency departments across Greater Manchester has seen a significant increase in recent weeks” and that assistance from hospitals in other parts of the country was “part of our usual processes”, a spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has said.

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Source: The Independent, 15 July 2021

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