NHS patients facing delays for operations

NHS patients facing delays for operations

The British Medical Association said NHS funding is "well below" what other comparable European countries spend on healthcare.

Some ambulance services resorted to pleading with relatives of the infirm to transport them to hospital themselves, in order to ease the demand placed upon paramedics.

"If people do come to A&E and it is not an emergency they will have a long wait as we will prioritise the sickest patients".

The NHS had already implemented a policy of suspending non-urgent care until mid-January, in an effort to free hospital beds, and utilize available staff on the most serious cases. "You can't get anymore people in it". Each winter the pressure on the NHS worsens, and politicians are not taking the long-term view needed to ensure the NHS can keep up with rising demand.

According to the National Emergency Pressures Panel (NEPP), the NHS has been under sustained pressure over the Christmas period with high levels of respiratory illness, high bed occupancy levels, and early indications of increasing flu prevalence.

"We have a good working relationship with the West Midlands Ambulance Service and will continue to work together to make sure patients are assessed, treated and handed over as quickly and efficiently as possible".

Echoing Theresa May, he added: "It is incredibly tough, I completely agree with what the Prime Minister has said about how brilliant the NHS staff have been".

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Winter is always a busy time for the NHS, and we would urge people to remember that our hospital A&E departments are for emergency care only.

The end of each of my shifts is greeted with relief that it is over; my off-duty is then spent worrying about whether my decisions were correct, whether I missed an infection, a heart attack or a cancer.

The head of NHS England, Simon Stevens has called for money to be pumped into the service, suggesting that a budget of £110bn per year was not enough.

The current crisis has seen an unprecedented number of health professionals speaking out, as they have a professional duty to do so, about the threat to patient care.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised to patients in England who have had their operations postponed.

He told the BBC News channel: "My great frustration is that the government, knowing that this was going to happen, have done nothing to confront the problem".

Mrs Cooper also said that a planned Sustainability and Transformation Partnership for Lancashire and South Cumbria would see the area having to save £534m. - a move she believes will cause even more pressures in the future.

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