We have opened additional beds in our hospitals. Urgent cancer surgery is going ahead and all other cases are being reviewed on a day by day basis. Patients whose operations are postponed are being contacted individually.Major incident status allows us to heighten our response. We maintain regular contact with our health and social care colleagues throughout the day agreeing a combined response to minimise the impact of the current pressures.
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It will be dry this evening, with bright spells for most. It will stay mostly dry with clear spells tonight.
It will be quite a dry and fine evening with sun in most areas. It should stay dry overnight.
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