Campaigning to protect hospital beds

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly highlighted that having sufficient hospital capacity is vital for our community.

Before the pandemic, Whipps Cross Hospital was running at between 98% and 99% bed occupancy, sometimes with no free beds. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance states that once bed occupancy goes above 90%, increased infections, re-admissions and mortality are likely. It is fair to describe Whipps Cross as an overstretched hospital.  Click here to read more.

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