NHS bosses sound alarm over hospitals already running at 99% capacity

Bed shortages prompting concern for patient safety even before onset of winter weather and anticipated major flu outbreak

Hospitals are already as much as 99% full as the NHS braces itself for the winter – far over the 85% limit experts say must be maintained to protect patient safety.

Hospital trust chief executives have disclosed that they are running at close to 100% bed occupancy even before the expected bad weather and major flu outbreak this winter have arrived.

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