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30,000 Beds to be Freed Up as Non-Urgent Operations Postponed

All non-urgent surgeries across England are to be postponed from 15 April in a bid to free up to 30,000 beds to help tackle the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

30,000 Beds

This emergency policy looks to be in place for three months at the very least. In a letter to NHS bosses from NHS England, hospitals have been told to cancel all non-urgent operations, and have also been given discretion to begin winding down activity immediately in order to help train staff and begin work setting up makeshift intensive care wards.

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