Our NHS trust is close to a tipping point – and we are not alone

Our NHS trust is close to a tipping point – and we are not alone
 

The past week has been very challenging, and we fear worse is on its way.
No doubt people were trying their best not to be a burden on public services over bank holidays but last Tuesday and particularly Wednesday the floodgates opened. Experienced consultants told me they had never seen anything like it. We stopped all elective surgery indefinitely – save for day surgery – and reallocated consultants who by early evening all looked grey with exhaustion, but exhilarated by a kind of Dunkirk spirit that had spread throughout all staff including porters, cleaners, nurses and junior doctors.... read more

 
11 January 2017 in Health, Views: 36
Source: Guardian
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