Nottingham University Hospitals Trust steps down from critical incident

The QMC had declared a critical incident on Monday 30th October, which has now been ended. Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust has stepped down from a critical incident after "sustained pressures" at Queen's Medical Centre have been eased.

The trust had previously declared an incident and pleaded the public to "think wisely" before attending the emergency department and utilise 111 and urgent treatment centres before attending hospital.

The trust has now eased its warnings.

A statement on the NUHT website reads: “We would like to thank our colleagues for their extremely hard work in making this happen and for the support and care they continue to provide to our patients".

The trust did warn that hospitals are "still under pressure" and that the public should only attend their emergency department for "serious accidents or life-threatening emergencies".

The trust has also maintained its call for people to pick up patients waiting to be discharged “as early as possible” to free up bed space.

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