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'Major Incident Plan' at RCHT

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has launched a major incident plan to deal with high levels of emergency admissions, and a norovirus outbreak.

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Additional beds opened to cope with demand

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.

– Chief operating officer at RCHT, Jo Gibbs

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