NHS England chief Sir Simon Stevens has announced on Wednesday that hospitals will now move into their highest level of emergency alert.
This comes as hospitals across England are fearing that they will run out of beds as we have now entered the second coronavirus wave.
From midnight tonight, the NHS will enter back into the “level 4 alert” level as the England also moves into a second national lockdown.
Sir Steven said this is “in response to the serious situation ahead,” and warned there has been a “very substantial” rise in “desperately sick patients in hospital” during October.
The NHS England chief warned that the “The facts are clear, we are once again facing a serious situation.
“This is not a situation that anybody wanted to find themselves in, the worst pandemic in a century, but the fact is that the NHS is here.
“The public can help us help you so our fantastic staff – our nurses, our doctors, our paramedics – can get on with looking after you and your family there when you need it.”
Leave a Comment