sed30's Blog

Railways & other things

NHS Mayday: south London hospitals among 20 on Black Alert

Inside Croydon

The largest NHS hospitals in Croydon and Sutton have this week had to resort to providing medical care for adults on children’s wards, amid the gathering crisis in England’s healthcare system.

But where do you go for financial intensive care? Where do you go for financial intensive care?

The Epsom and St Helier Trust, which manages the St Helier Hospital in Sutton, is cited in a report in today’s Guardian newspaper which states that more than 20 hospitals in England have declared a “black alert” after becoming so overcrowded that they could no longer guarantee patient safety and provide their full range of services.

And at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital, adult patients are being treated in a children’s ward as a way of keeping up with the growing patient demand amid reduced resources.

The hospital – known by some as Croydon University Hospital – has said the “temporary” switch has allowed it to have access to 12 extra beds on…

View original post 581 more words


Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: