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Hospitals in Bristol and Somerset are on high alert after New Year … – News

#8220;We have already implemented measures such as deploying extra staff to local Aamp;E departments, increasing capacity within community and primary healthcare and rescheduling routine operations and outpatient appointments.#8221;

Six out of seven hospitals in Bristol, Bath, and Somerset are struggling to cope with emergency admissions.

Hospitals in Yeovil, Weston-super-Mare, Royal United Hospital in Bath, and Bristol are experiencing the highest level of demand on resources, known as Opel 4 status.

Health bosses are urging people to use Aamp;E for serious and life-threatening emergencies only.

Health bosses in Somerset said today#8217;s demand was due to the large number of frail and elderly patients being admitted with complex problems over the past 24 hours.

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