Search

Whittington Hospital trust beds 100% occupied on 19 days during winter

PUBLISHED: 10:50 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 20 March 2018

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband comforts a patient during a visit to the Whittington Hospital in 2014. New figures have revealed how the hospital's trust was operating at high capacity for much of winter 2017/18. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband comforts a patient during a visit to the Whittington Hospital in 2014. New figures have revealed how the hospital's trust was operating at high capacity for much of winter 2017/18. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA

PA Archive/PA Images

New figures have highlighted the intense pressure the Whittington Hospital estate was under during winter.

Every single bed in the trust’s sites were occupied on 19 days during the period, which ran from 20 November to 4 March.

And on average, wards were 97.2 per cent full this winter. This is well above the recommended safe limit of 85pc.

According to the British Medical Association, hospitals where more than 85pc of beds are occupied face a greater risk of patients receiving inadequate care, being placed in an inappropriate ward for their condition or contracting superbugs such as MRSA.

In total, 6,291 people arrived at the trust’s hospitals by ambulance. NHS England says no patient should have to wait longer than 15 minutes in an ambulance before being transferred to A&E. But figures show 56 emergency patients in The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust waited between 30 and 60 minutes.

Latest Islington News Stories

10:08

An architect has slammed “petty” Islington planners who have again told him to demolish his multi-award winning block in Clerkenwell.

08:27

Sheltered housing tenants in Islington fear planned cutbacks to the service could see people left to die in their flats.

08:25

Two people were injured after a gunman opened fire in Essex Road last night.

Yesterday, 13:04

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

Yesterday, 11:16

A reward of £10,000 is being offered for information into the 2013 disappearance of Kilburn man Robert Duff – who police believe may have been murdered.

Wed, 16:28

A cyclist is critically injured after a crash in Clerkenwell this morning.

Wed, 15:22

Islington’s revamped Milner Square Gardens has been celebrated by the community following its £235,000 revamp.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death in Tufnell Park last night.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now