NHS warns of ‘dangerous’ beds shortage this winter

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More patients’ lives will be at risk because of long waiting periods, trusts say

Patients could die this winter because the NHS is alarmingly unprepared to deal with the surge of people who fall ill during the cold weather, hospital bosses warn today.

NHS Providers, which represents hospital trusts in England, fears lives could be lost because patients are being forced to spend long periods waiting in ambulances outside A&E, or on trolleys.

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