24/02/2015

'Black Alert' Hospital Cancels Routine Operations

Plymouth Hospitals Trust in Devon has cancelled more than 1,000 routine operations, according to a report by the BBC.

It is understood that the hospital has been on "black alert" since January: a black alert is issue when a hospital is overwhelmed by demand.

"In January we cancelled about 700 operations either on the day of surgery or in advance," Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust said.

"I would expect February to be the same, so it will be over 1,000 and we're very sorry about that."

(MH/CD)


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