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NHS hospitals using temporary escalation beds all year round
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NHS hospitals using temporary escalation beds all year round

    Hospitals are having to treat patients on makeshift wards in places such as corridors because they are so relentlessly busy, research shows. They are using temporary wards created to ease winter pressures throughout the year to cope with the rising demand for care, and patients are having their surgery cancelled at the last minute because hospital managers have commandeered their bed for an emergency admittance. Hospitals have begun routinely deploying thousands of escalation beds, which are meant to help ease a temporary spike in demand, because they so often run out of normal beds, official NHS figures show. On 3 March, NHS hospitals in England were using 3,428 escalation beds for patients, even though winter pressures had eased by then, according to data obtaine...
Hunt questions if Johnson can be trusted after police call out
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Hunt questions if Johnson can be trusted after police call out

    Jeremy Hunt has questioned whether Boris Johnson can be trusted, claiming his rival will fail to deliver Brexit - as both prepare to face questions at a hustings today. The Foreign Secretary, 52, was speaking at a Conservative Progress Conference in central London this morning, ahead of the pair's first hustings in Birmingham. He slammed Mr Johnson as the wrong person to deliver Brexit, as he told party activists there would be 'no trust' during negotiations. It comes as both are due to be grilled at the first of 16 national hustings this afternoon where the pair will face questions from broadcaster Iain Dale. Mr Hunt said: 'If we send the wrong person out as our PM there will be no trust, no negotiation, no deal and if Parliament forces a general election no Brex...