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Warning over errors with oxygen cylinders amid pressures on NHS

NHS England alerts health trusts over 120 patient safety incidents and increased use of portable oxygen as flu and Covid cases rise

Pressures on the health service in England could have contributed to a number of patient safety incidents involving oxygen cylinders, according to an alert from the NHS.

It was issued after 120 incidents were linked to problems with the devices. The errors, which were recorded over the past 12 months, included staff giving patients empty cylinders or failing to switch over cylinders.

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