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Challenging times for our hospitals
It is going to be another difficult year for the NHS. Many hospitals are cancelling all routine surgery due to a lack of bed capacity. Surgical patients are disproportionately disadvantaged by bed shortages and waiting lists grow as elective theatres sit empty.
Where emergency demand and elective capacity are physically separated, the disruption is significantly less. Not having an Emergency Department at the front of a hospital is an effective way of ring-fencing surgical beds for surgical patients.
This requires considerable organisation and financial commitment to achieve. Large conurbations served by a number of hospitals have the opportunity to rationalise where services are located to