November 15, 2023 7.30 pm

Winter is coming: Lincolnshire hospitals brace for bed shortage and funding storm

Balancing patient care with financial constraints

As NHS hospitals across the nation grapple with funding constraints, Lincolnshire hospitals are gearing up for a challenging winter.

Hospital bosses across England have warned that a lack of funds is leading to scaled-back plans to open extra beds, crucial for coping with the seasonal surge in patient numbers. The combination of more strikes, staff burnout, and a relentless rise in demand for care amid severe funding constraints is expected to hinder progress in reducing patient waiting lists and delays in planned and emergency care.

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