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An NHS hospital reported a critical condition this morning due to extreme demand.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS The Trust made the announcement for the second time in less than a week.
A statement to the trust read: “While we exercise every option available to free up space and create more space, we need to ensure we can continue to prioritize our services and so we’ve announced a new critical incident.
“This means we are suspending a very limited number of non-emergency services to allow us to meet the most pressing needs of the people we care for.
“Urgent services, including oncology, and time-critical procedures will continue, and we will be reaching out directly to patients who may be impacted by non-urgent treatment delays. appointments or appointments are postponed.
“If you have an appointment in hospital but still have not been contacted, please continue to the appointment as before.
“Any postponed procedures or appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”
It continued: “We are very sorry for those affected by this and we want to assure you that, despite the challenges faced and some changes to non-urgent appointments, , essential services remain completely open to anyone who needs them, so if you’re asking for urgent medical help, please keep going.
“We will ask that you continue to help us if you can by ensuring that you are seeking help from the most appropriate medical services and only participating in A&E for emergencies. and serious accidents. If you are unwell visit NHS 111 online for 24/7 advice on the best care for your needs. ”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-nhs-hospital-trust-declares-26254461 NHS trust hospital reports serious incident due to overwhelming demand