Shortage of Beds causes operations to be cancelled
To quote from the article:Andrew Walker, director of operations at Good Hope Hospital, said the trust was striving to cut cancellations.
"The main reason for cancellations was lack of beds, which reflects particular pressures we face," he said. "We have seen a particularly high growth in A&E attendances. This has led to a record rise in emergency admissions, putting particularly heavy pressure on our bed capacity.
In the mean time the Strategic Health Authority is planning to cut bed numbers.