The Trust is extremely busy
The Trust is currently facing extreme pressure. Over recent days the number of patients with COVID-19 has doubled. In addition, the number of patients who are medically fit to go home, but who can’t be discharged without a care package, occupy a significant percentage of our beds and the numbers of acutely unwell people attending A&E has been high. This means we have more admissions and fewer discharges than we might normally expect at this time of year.
Our immediate priority is to ensure we can care for our most seriously ill patients and, working together with our partners in health and social care, we are focusing on safely discharging as many patients as possible.
We also asking the public to please keep A&E for emergencies. Please only attend in an emergency so we can help those most in need. If you’re not sure, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 to get the help you need more quickly.