Cambridge: Bosses call for calm over Addenbrooke's black alert

Addenbrooke's hospital has been placed on black alert. Credit: PA

Bosses at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge say Accident and Emergency patients can still expect quality care despite the hospital being placed on black alert.

A shortage of staff's meant that the hospital's found it hard to move people on from A and E to other departments. However, managers at the trust have called for calm.

"Largely we're able to turnaround over 90% of them (A and E patients) in good, short order and those that do have to wait - they are cared for well within the emergency units," Dr Keith McNeil, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Hospitals said.

"So, in terms of clinical quality and care - there's no impact at all."