Royal College of Physicians interview

The Royal College Of Physicians has responded to research done at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The report says patients admitted to hospital on bank holidays are more likely to die than those admitted on other days.

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'Significant' death risk for bank holiday patients

Research carried out at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary finds that emergency patients admitted on a bank holiday are significantly more likely to die than those admitted at other times.