Problem? “Planned operations have been cancelled because critical care beds are swamped with victims of a flu outbreak. The routine cases were called off as no beds were left for them to be moved to for recovery after leaving theatre.” See the Sentinel 22 March here …..
Conclusion? We do not have enough beds to deal with an outbreak of flu. But there is an ‘outbreak of flu’ every year at some point.
Answer? Re-open beds at Longton Cottage Hospital, scrap ongoing plans to close more beds and provide sufficient beds to ensure that there is never a shortage of beds again.