Critical incident shows hospitals are ‘creaking at the seams’, says UNISON

Nottingham emergency highlights pressures across the NHS

Commenting on the news that Nottingham’s hospitals have today declared a critical incident due to exceptional pressures on emergency services, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“The winter has started early in the East Midlands. Hospitals across the country are creaking at the seams all year round.

“The intense pressure on trusts never goes away. Too many vacancies, growing demand on services and worn out, overworked staff is the picture right across the NHS. Our health service deserves better.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.

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