NHS England says it will provide extra hospital beds in winter

NHS England has said that an extra 5,000 hospital beds will be available this winter to help the NHS in England to cope. This will be a 5% rise on the current number of beds.

NHS England is also promising quicker discharge arrangements to get patients out of hospital when they are medically-fit to leave. This will be achieved through the rollout of what have been dubbed “care traffic control centres”. These centres bring together the NHS, community, housing and charity teams to help co-ordinate support for those patients who need help once they leave hospital.

Full story on BBC News, 27 July 2023