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Birmingham Queen Elizabeth hospital cancels all planned operations for two days

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Owing to a lack of beds and space, one the of the largest hospitals in the country has had to cancel all it's planned operations for two days. 

The hospital, which has more than 1,100 beds has had to cancel cancer operations and liver transplants due to an influx in coronavirus patients increasing demand for bed space. 

Deputy medical director at the University Hospitals Birmingham, Ian Sharp has said “The pressure at the front door, whether its people who should be able to access care elsewhere, or people with Covid, or people with other acute issues, flooding our front door makes it very difficult to function effectively". 

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Source: The Independent, 16 July 2017

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