Our hospitals are experiencing very high demand and a large number of very ill patients are being brought to our accident and emergency departments. Many of these patients are then being admitted to hospital for ongoing care.
We have experienced a sustained period of pressure since the start of the year and are working hard to ensure our patients receive timely and appropriate care.
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What a lovely gesture by Martin Clunes and the cast of Doc Martin.
With all of the unsettled weather conditions over the next few days, pollen levels will remain low.
The rain will become lighter and more patchy towards midday, with a generally dry and brighter afternoon following.