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England’s hospitals already at peak winter bed occupancy, NHS bosses warn

Head of NHS Providers says situation is ‘very worrying’ as exhausted staff prepare for Covid surge

Hospitals in England are already at peak winter levels for bed occupancy, according to NHS bosses, who fear the health service will come under severe pressure in the months ahead.

The chief executive of NHS Providers, which represents England’s 240 NHS trusts, said the situation was unprecedented and “very worrying” as exhausted hospital staff prepare for higher levels of Covid and other respiratory infections such as influenza while dealing with a backlog of care for patients.

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