'Severe' shortage of beds as unprecedented demand puts pressure on Addenbrooke's Hospital

PUBLISHED: 11:15 02 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:15 02 June 2015

Addenbrooke's Hospital [Picture: Google]

Addenbrooke's Hospital [Picture: Google]

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Addenbrooke's Hospital is urging people who do not have an emergency or life-threatening condition to stay away.

The Cambridge hospital is experiencing a higher demand of patients today (Tuesday) and has a “severe shortage” of beds.

A spokesman for Addenbrooke’s said: ““We are exceptionally busy today. Yesterday 320 people came to A&E. The same time last year we saw 281 patients.

“Addenbrooke’s, like hospitals across the country, has seen unprecedented levels of demand and we are experiencing a severe shortage of beds.

“We would therefore ask people not to attend A&E unless they have an emergency or life-threatening condition. Please call 111, visit your GP or go to the local pharmacist for minor illnesses. More information is available on the Choose Well website.”

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