Hospitals across the region are awaiting the publication of the government's new "Friends and Family tests".
The survey asked patients at every hospital in England whether they would be happy for their own loved ones to be treated there.
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An unusual species of bird is enjoying a winter vacation here in the UK, according to the RSPB charity.
Clearer spells will develop through the night, particularly in the east, with frost and perhaps some patchy fog.