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President’s Message

Challenging times for our hospitals

So, 2017 is in full swing. The holidays seem a distant memory, the bathroom scales seem to be over-reading (again), HMRC are intent on emptying your bank account and the hospitals have no beds for elective surgery. Otherwise, everything is just great. Oh, and the USA has a new President. I forgot that one.

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