Nurse tells of 'capacity issues' on night before man's death

A senior nurse at the hospital where a man died after waiting in an ambulance for hours has told an inquest her accident and emergency ward was tackling "capacity issues" at the time.

ITV News' Ben Chapman reports:


Nurse in charge in A&E the night before Michael Bowen died says there were "capacity issues" in the hospital overnight.


Nurse says staff tried to manage the problem by using mixed bays, and putting major injury patients into the minor injuries unit.


Nurse: by the time Michael Bowen arrived by ambulance there was a "complete bottleneck" in A&E department.

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