Hundreds of hospital beds are being filled by flu patients, a ten-fold increase on last year, prompting fears the NHS faces a “tripledemic” this winter.
- Up to one in three English hospital beds occupied by patients fit for discharge
- Patients with eating disorders sent from England to Scotland due to lack of beds
- NHS paying £2bn a year to private hospitals for mental health patients
- Thérèse Coffey considers paying care homes in England to free hospital beds