The NHS's "insufficient" critical care capacity has been laid bare by the pandemic, with the UK having one of the lowest number of beds per head in Europe, NHS Providers has said.
The group, which represents trusts in England, is calling for a review of the health service's capacity.
The UK has 7.3 critical care beds per 100,000 people, compared to Germany's 33.8 and the US's 34.3, analysis found.
The government said it was investing £72bn in the next two years in the NHS.
"The UK is towards the bottom of the European League table for critical care beds per head of populat