Hospital boss in A&E plea as waiting times hit two hours



Hospital bosses are pleading for people to use other healthcare sevices after delayed discharges and a lack of beds led to a queue of 42 patients at Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s A&E department.
Waiting times have risen to two hours and patients from Kendal and Grange who would normally be transferred to RLI A&E are being diverted to Furness General Hospital in Barrow until 4.30pm this afternoon.
Aaron Cummins, deputy chief executive for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Once again we find ourselves experiencing increased pressure in our A&E... read more

 
15 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 11
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