Hospital bed shortage is a result of Tory NHS cuts | Letters

They report that “A&E employees are having difficulty finding beds for patients because the hospital has run out of space due to Covid-19, because patients who are medically fit to travel cannot be discharged or because of the record demand for care” ( NHS patients die behind ambulances stuck outside the emergency room, Nov. 14 report). Don’t you miss the elephant in the room? The reason A&E staff struggle to find beds is because the beds are no longer there. When the Conservatives came to power in 2010, the UK had 169,681 hospital beds. By 2020, the Tories had reduced that number to 131,795. Hospitals fail because the Tories are destroying the NHS.
Denis Beaumont
Wombourne, Staffordshire

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